table console diy

Our main floor hallway was in dire need of a console. I literally searched for weeks in local stores and online classified ads for a table that was tall, narrow, and short in length to fit the tiny space between our front door and the archway to the living room. I just couldn’t find one that had all three requirements. The closest one that I could find was $350, and was literally a piece of wood with plain, black, metal legs. So what did I do? Turned to Geoff and said, “we can make that.” We did. I did. For one third of that price.

Wood and Aluminum Table Console


Pine laminated panel
Aluminum stair post (4)
Tape Measure
Saw (optional)


1. You may or may not have to saw the laminated panel to a specific length. Once it is the correct dimensions, the next step is to stain. Let dry completely before moving onto the following steps.

2. Using a tape measure, mark the locations for the four posts on the bottom of the wood panel. Then drill the posts in place.

3. Turn the table over, set in your chosen location, and begin to decorate. Easy!

I cannot stress enough how fun and easy this table was to construct!



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  1. gjkool

     /  05/25/2017

    You did an amazing job on this project. I remember walking inside and seeing this stand and thinking where on earth did Em buy this?? Wow. Looks killer in the hallway!! 👍🏻

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