• Jayne Davies


I’ve been looking for a console table for a while and didn’t want a black one as there’s already so much black in the hallway. None of the wooden ones I’ve seen took my fancy or they were out of my budget. So I decided to make one.

I picked up a 3 metre length of scaffold board from a local supplier for £15. I cut it into 4 pieces: 1 x 99cm for the top piece, 1 x 91cm for the shelf and 2 x 90cm for the side pieces.

Before screwing it all together, I used a jigsaw to cut out spaces for our skirting to that it would sit flush to the wall. I used a spare piece of skirting as the template.

I drilled pilot holes before screwing it together and used a countersink so the screws would sit flush to the surface of the wood. The whole piece only took 8 screws in total to hold it together.

Scaffold boards are extremely rough so it required a lot of sanding before staining it. I used 100 grit sandpaper to start with then changed to 400 grit to get it really smooth.

For the stain I used Teak Wood Stain from Amazon. This stain is liquid and so easy to use! I rubbed it on with an old tea towel and used a small brush for the hard to reach areas.

To attach the table to the wall I used two small L brackets and hid them under the second shelf so they couldn’t be seen.

It was then finished and ready to style. I’m so happy with the finished item and the whole thing only cost £25 to make!

Please let me know if you have any questions. Jayne x

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