Awkward space? No problem. Small Space and need multi-functional furniture? No problem. Check out a few of the many configurations this console is capable of below!
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 4’x8’
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 7-3/4”x18” – Left Side
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 7-3/4”x18” – Middle
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 18”x16-1/4” – Right Side
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 18”x40-1/4” – Bottom
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 18”x39-1/2” – Center Shelf
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 18”x30-3/4” – Top
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 7-3/4”x18” – Top Side
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 18”x41” – Extension Top
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 17-3/4”x18” – Extension Side
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 8-1/4”x9-1/4” – Extension Spacer
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.
Cut the pieces for the Left Side, Middle, Right Side, and Bottom. Apply edge banding to exposed areas if desired. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the top and bottom of the Left Side, Middle, and Right Side. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the piece for the Center Shelf. Apply edge banding to exposed areas if desired. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the right side of the Center Shelf. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the pieces for the Top and Top Side. Apply edge banding to exposed areas if desired. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Top Side. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the pieces for the Extension Top and Extension Side. Apply edge banding to exposed areas if desired. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in top of the Extension Side. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the piece for the Extension Spacer. Apply edge banding to exposed areas if desired. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in top and left side of the Extension Spacer. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Now it’s time to put the Extension and the Console together! Simply slide the two pieces together – the Extension will fit right over the Console. The Extension Spacer should have 1/4” gap on the right and bottom of it to allow for “wiggle room” in the Console. The Extension Spacer will also give the Extension more support, helping it to stay “square.”
Depending on personal preference; you can install small casters, metal guides, etc. on bottom of the Shapeshifter Console. Install as shown per the manufacturer’s instructions. Two Feet will be installed on the Extension, and the other four Feet will be installed on the Console.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School