Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Martha Stewart Inspired 21 Inch Craft Console

06.21.11 By //

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I have organizing and storage on my mind and I have been searching for the perfect furniture to build for my own home office and craft room. When I saw this collection, I knew…this is it, what I've been searching for but hadn't quite found yet! Love at first site, I believe that's what they call it…It will be beautiful paired with the Rustic Wall Organizer I posted plans for earlier (found here) and perhaps even work well with the Mitchel Cubby Organizers I have purchased materials for (plans for that posted here).

I have been bitten by the building bug…and it's killing me that I'm not finished setting up my “workshop” in the garage. A major undertaking, I might add. But I know It's close at hand and will be ready for “business” by the end of the month. Let's see how messy my house gets while I try and build indoors in the meantime (shhh, don't tell the hubs, I still haven't scraped up the paint splatters from my last go around indoors)!

Under $25


Tape Measure




Kreg Jig – optional but will keep your screws from showing and allow an easier build


3 – 1×2 at 6' (2 at 17″ and 2 at 18″ per board)

2 – 2×2 at 6' or 8' if that is all your store carries (like mine)

1/2 sheet – 3/4″ Ply or MDF at 4'x4'


1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws

** 2 1/2″ Wood Screws – only needed if not using Pocket Hole System

2″ Finish Nails

Wood Glue

Wood Filler


Finishing Supplies

Cut List 

4 – 2×2 at 30 1/4″ Legs

2 – 3/4″ Ply of MDF at 12″ x 17″ Side Panels

1 – 3/4″ Ply or MDF at 12″ x 18″ Back Panel

2 – 3/4″ Ply or MDF at 17″ x 18″ Bottom Panels

1 – 3/4″ Ply or MDF at 21″ x 20″ Top

6 – 1×2 at 17″ Side Rails

6 – 1×2 at 18″ Front and Back Rails


Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials!

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices.

Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Step 1 

Cut your Legs to size, then cut Plywood or MDF to size and fasten it to the 1×2's sitting flush with the inside edge of the 1×2's. Using your pocket hole system set for 3/4″ stock, fasten your panels to the legs using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue. If you aren't using a pocket hole system, use your 2 1/2″ screws to fasten the panels to the rails and the rails with panels attached to the legs, and be sure to countersink and use glue.

Step 2

Step 2 

Flip your unit over and fasten the rails and panels in place using your pocket hole system set for 3/4″ stock and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue. If you aren't using a pocket hole system, use your 2 1/2″ screws to fasten the panels to the rails and the rails with panels to the legs, and be sure to countersink.

Step 3

Step 3 

Fasten the top in place using finish nails and glue.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School


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