One of my best friends got married a while back and for their wedding gift, I wanted to build them a piece of furniture. I had purchased a piece of 1x12 from Lowe's a couple of years ago because I thought it looked cool and finally found the right project for it.
I decided to build them a console table since they don't take up a lot of room and they are very versatile, so they could use it for any number of things.
I started out with a general idea in my mind of what I wanted to do. The main portion of the table was essentially done since I had a 1x12 piece of wood for the top.
I decided to frame the sides using 1x4's. Here is picture of the joints I did with my Kreg Jig.
And here is picture of the top, really cool piece of wood that had 1x4" sections of different pieces of wood, just pretty unique! I framed the sides with 1x4's as well of course.
Closer picture of the top.
The sides have been attached to the top and did a mock up to see how
I wanted to do the legs.
Mocked up, but I decided to not do 2x4's for the legs and instead did two 1x4's butted up together, thought it gave it a more modern look and matched the 1x4's on the top.
I did a couple coats of stain on the top and Kristin used chalk paint on the legs, then distressed them and stained the distressed areas. Really turned out great and hope Matt and Betsy will get some good use out of it!