We recently built a modern changing table for Jamie’s brother and sister-in-law. The design is essentially a console table with a topper on it to hold a changing pad. We love the lines of this table and how the white painted finish turned out next to the natural oak. So it only made since to rework the plans for those that have no need for a changing table and would like just the modern console table.
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Full Project Video
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Approximate Cost to Build: $150-$200
- Qty 1 – 3/4″ x 48″ x 96″ Plywood
- Qty 3 – 2 x 2 x 8′ Oak (to be stained)
- Qty 2 – 2 x 2 x 8′ Pine (to be painted)
- Qty 2 – 1 x 4 x 8′ Pine (to be painted)
- Qty 2 – 16″ Drawer Slides
- 2-1/2″ Kreg Pocket Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/4″ Kreg Pocket Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/4″ Wood Screws
- DAP Weldwood Carpenters Glue
- DAP Plastic Wood-X Wood Filler
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How to build a Modern DIY Console Table
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If the drawer is too narrow the drawer slides can be shimmed out with washer to give a better fit.
The 2×2 face (1-1/2″) is actually slightly thicker that the doubled up plywood. This can be resolved by shimming the back of the drawer slide with washers.
With a couple daps of hot glue or double faced tape you can find the idea drawer front location and temporarily secure it. Then follow up with 1-1/4″ wood screws from within the drawer box.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!