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Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Martha Stewart Inspired 42 Inch Craft Console

06.24.11

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We completed plans for the smaller console yesterday (plans for that posted here) and we are well on our way now, moving through this collection. The remaining pieces get a bit more complicated so I suggest you start with these and move your way through the pieces from easy to more difficult until you get comfortable with the processes for each! You will see shortly that since they are all of the same style, the building process is going to be very similar even when you add drawers and doors, etc.

I am off to the garage shortly to get my paint and tools ready and plan to begin on the smaller console today!

Martha, arranges her pieces as shown below and uses the magazine holders in the storage openings and places baskets with yarn underneath. Sigh…oh that Martha, she is such a genius. Don't you think this would be fabulous for playrooms and kids rooms as well? Just think of all that storage, bins galore!

$25-$50

Tools 

Tape Measure

Square

Sander

Drill

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

Lumber 

3 – 1×2 at 8' (1 at 17″ and 2 at 39″ per board)

1 – 1×2 at 6' (3 at 17″)

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

1 sheet – 3/4″ Ply or MDF at 4'x8'

Materials 

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

Sandpaper

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 39″ Back Panel

2 – 3/4″ Ply or MDF at 17″ x 39″ Bottom Panels

1 – 3/4″ Ply or MDF at 42″ x 20″ Top

6 – 1×2 at 17″ Side Rails

6 – 1×2 at 39″ Front and Back Rails

Instructions 

Use glue to secure your joints and be sure to countersink your screws, if you aren't using a Pocket Hole System. Consider Painting prior to assembling, in fact I prefer to cut, sand, then paint. Once my paint has dried I will pre-drill and countersink then assemble and touch up if necessary. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece will last for ages.

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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**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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