Stair Leg Console

I partnered with Ana White to build this beautiful hinged-top stair leg console table. I decided to go with a two-tone finish and to distress the paint with a glazing technique.

The top is stained with Minwax in Gunstock followed with two coats of poly. But it’s the hinges that I really love. My dad gave me a big box of hinges that he’d picked up over time, and I found these pretty little brass numbers.

And the best part about them? The allow the top to open completely. Though I propped it up slightly with a box of nails so it wouldn’t tip over.

The stair legs were pulled from a giant stash of spindles I scored at a flea market, 80 of them for only $20!

I stole the square knobs off an older project that I decided to scrap. I think the shape fits well with the table. Those are actually faux drawers, they’re just 1×4’s that I glued and nailed on to the front. Actually, the whole thing was put together with glue and nails. Assembly was so quick, only about 10 minutes!

I’m planning on building a second console, but with a more rustic look. I’d like to use some fencing for the lower half and a shutter for the top. I’m going to get a little crazy and try and hinge the shutter top as well as make a shelf with the fencing. This was such a fun and easy build, and with all new wood (minus the legs) it only cost $30! Now to just find it a good home in my house!


3 thoughts on “Stair Leg Console

Comments are closed.