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Why I constructed this espresso desk

I constructed a equally styled console desk right here and the 52″ model right here (pictured beneath), and was blown away by the modern but rustic design and simply I had to construct the matching espresso desk.

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This entire assortment is absolutely stunning!

Watch console desk creation video

Though I did not movie the development of the espresso desk, I filmed the development of the corresponding console desk, and the development steps are very comparable. Please take a second to look at this video –

How I constructed this espresso desk

This espresso desk was a little bit of a problem for me, however I loved constructing on my abilities and creating one thing I used to be tremendous pleased with in the long run. Do not try this mission with out the appropriate instruments and a very good quantity of building expertise. That is a sophisticated mission.

coffee table building steps

Right here is the wooden I began with. I ran the boards by means of the desk noticed to create the sq. edges. My 1x12s ended up measuring 11-1/8″ vast – simply ensure that all 1×12 widths are the identical. The 1x3s I really tore from 1×6 boards to get that sq. edge.

miter saw cutting

After testing my noticed, I reduce the entrance body boards first. I’m utilizing a ten” sliding miter noticed. That is the smallest noticed I’d advocate, a 12″ would work finest.

face frame plates for coffee table

Listed below are the face body items reduce out.

face frame pocket holes corners squared

I then drilled 3/4″ pocket holes into the ends of the shorter face body boards. I used to be cautious to not let any pocket holes present by means of the aspect edges of the face body boards.

kreg jig face frame

I then hooked up the entrance body plates and secured with 1-1/4″ pocket screws.

completed face frames corners miters

The 2 face frames should match EXACTLY.

Now for the 1x12s.

bevel cut corners

It was really a problem to make the 45 diploma bevel cuts on the noticed, the 1x12s wished to maneuver on me as I reduce. Double-check your cuts and ensure they’re straight right through.

pocket holes joining panels

Listed below are the 2 essential items. I made pocket holes to safe the 2 items collectively and in addition pocket holes to connect to the face frames.

attach panels to face frame

After becoming a member of the 2 1×12 items, I hooked up it to one of many face frames.

attaching the sides to the face frame

Then I repeated these steps for the 2 aspect panels.

attaching the second face frame

Then I hooked up the second face body.

nailing corners with brad nails

For the corners, I nailed with 1-1/4″ brad nails.

reinforcement of upper and lower spans

On the underside of the highest shelf (and in a while the underside shelf) I added 1×2 brackets to assist assist the middle of the espresso desk.

attaching bottom shelf

Then I reduce out the underside items, joined them collectively after which fitted them inside the 2 face frames and hooked up them to the espresso desk.

inside the side panels

Inside components are pockets of 1x12s drilled collectively and snapped into place.

side panel assembly

I had to make use of a screw to assist me get the panel again in place once I was adjusting it (see the screw within the prime left nook?). Then I eliminated the screw.

I nailed the inside panels along with 1-1/4″ brad nails.

unsanded coffee table

Development is completed!

It took about 3 hours so far.

I stuffed the few nail holes with wooden putty. I additionally stuffed within the corners that ended up with small gaps.

sanded coffee table

Then sanded with 120 grit sandpaper within the path of the grain of the wooden.

stained coffee table

I painted the whole mission with Varathane “Golden Oak”. It wasn’t proper…

white wash over yellow stain

Then I added a layer of thinned white paint,

white wash finish

Wiping it in and out in a really gentle layer. Significantly better!

whitewashed stained wood

To guard the end and maintain it clear, I added a layer of clear polyurethane.

This espresso desk wasn’t simple to construct, however it was price it!! I ended up spending about 8 hours on this and $150 on wooden. It is stunning and I am very proud to have the ability to tackle such an awesome mission.

coffee table ready photo

Free plans to construct this espresso desk

Listed below are free plans to construct this espresso desk. Please ship us a photograph in case you construct it, we like to see your work!

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