Built from pine planks, this lovely console table fits any room of the house. It is the perfect spot for leaving keys, featuring pictures or small decorative objects. Within a few hours practically anyone can build this lovely console table although shaping the curved edges does require a certain amount of skill and the use of specialized tools.
The console table measures 32" wide, 12" deep and 29" high. The plans include instructions for either one of the two versions that are possible: the first one, two-legged and fastened to the wall, and the second one, freestanding and four-legged.
Additional material for four-legged console
The router is a motorized tool that can be equipped with a variety of cutters, or bits, making it extremely versatile. Router bits exist for making mouldings, carving grooves (e.g. for inserting drawer bottoms or cabinet door panels), giving a more professional look to the edges of pieces of stock (boards, shelves, tables), finishing surfaces and making dovetail joints. Router bits are often sold in sets, usually with illustrations of the patterns that they can cut.
Depending on the model of router and type of work involved, the user either moves the router along the fixed material (e.g. to follow curves) or moves the material itself along a fixed router table (e.g. to carve grooves). A number of routers are designed to be used either way and can be fastened upside down under a router table.
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