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This DIY rustic console table is the perfect storage solution that doubles as a TV stand in this modern rustic bedroom. UpcycledTreasures.com

How many times have you walked into HomeGoods and found a beautiful piece of furniture that makes your heart go pitter-patter… until you see the price tag? For me, it’s too many times to count. Although HomeGoods is generally the first place I stop when shopping for home accessories, it’s also one of my favorite shops to find inspiration.

Last year I came across this gorgeous rustic console table, but with a price of $500 it was out of my budget. Booooooo.


I later found the original rustic industrial console table from Wisteria which is made of reclaimed wood. It has a heftier price tag of $1100, but isn’t is beautiful?


L. O. V. E


I then started searching online to see if we could find any DIY building plans, and was beyond excited when I came across the Wisteria-inspired console plans over at The Design Confidential. Best of all it would only cost about $75 to build, woo-hoo!

The hardware could certainly make this a bit pricier, especially if you plan to use vintage or vintage-inspired casters. I never found vintage style casters at a price I was willing to part with and then I became impatient so bought a 4 pack of 4″ casters at the hardware store for $20. Not too shabby.

DIY Rustic Console Table

We actually built this back in March of 2014 {can you believe it?!} and it was originally used in my office. We even created a custom size so that it would perfectly fit on the wall next to my giant chalkboard, and be wide enough for my printer to sit on it. You can catch a glimpse of the top of our DIY rustic console table in my industrial pipe storage post:


It was moved into our bedroom once the gilded armoire took its place in my office, and it’s now the perfect tv stand.  One of the reasons I was holding off on sharing it here is because I kept thinking I would add some industrial hardware to it. Which obviously hasn’t happened yet.

However, as I mentioned in a recent post I’m going focus on getting our {older} projects posted over the next couple of months, even if I don’t think they are perfect because who knows if they ever will be…


Unfortunately, I had a different system back when we Eric built this so locating the photos and project notes was no simple task. I guess that’s the downfall of sharing a project so late after creating it. Either way, I figure you may be inspired by our console table, and of course, you can always follow the directions for the plans over at The Design Confidential to build yourself one.


One thing I do want to mention is that when we were picking up the lumber for our DIY rustic console table we were unable to find the 4×4’s we needed, except in the treated lumber section. Being impatient and wanting to build it over the weekend we bought the treated lumber.


Let me also say that at the time I really didn’t know much about treated wood but have since read numerous {conflicting} articles stating it should really only be used outdoors, and to use extra caution when using it.

Although we haven’t had any issues, we would have used the untreated wood had it been available {it also would have been less expensive}. So my point is that I would recommend using non-treated wood for your indoor furniture projects, and not to be as impatient as we were. Here is some info I found about treated wood over at Schutte Lumber:

“Many people believe that using pressure-treated wood indoors is harmful. So, we decided to clear up some of the confusion.

The story goes that pressure-treated wood once was treated with harsh chemicals that could potentially release toxic fumes. But the government has since banned wood from being treated that way, but it is always HIGHLY recommended that you read and confirm how your wood has been treated before purchasing it for indoor use.

Treated wood out-performs hardwood or regular construction grade wood. It is often harder and denser than untreated wood, making it ideal for large scale furniture or interior uses such as door frames, archways or any sort of structural build. However, treated wood should never be used for any surface that touches or comes in direct contact food, such as kitchen counters or cutting boards.”

Another reason the untreated lumber would have been nice is that staining it would have been sooooooo much easier and I had to go darker than I originally wanted to just to cover up the greenish tint of the wood.

Oh, and although I may have helped out a little, Eric is the one that built this bad boy and I did the staining. Yeah, my husband is pretty awesome. <3

Here are some photos of the process and yes, we still LOVE our Kreg Jig.




I originally used the DIY tea/steel wool/vinegar stain method, but since the woods were all different the color wasn’t consistent throughout. It looked okay when it was still wet but as it dried the green tint from the treated lumber was still peaking through.

You can see in the image below what the top looked like with the stain on the left side {still wet} and the unstained wood on the right.


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If you follow me on Instagram you may recall this photo, and I’ve been wearing gloves ever since. Promise!


After a couple of attempts of the DIY stain, I ended up adding some dark walnut on top which made it much darker than I originally wanted. But hey at least the color was consistent and I still love how it turned out 🙂

Here are some photos of our DIY rustic console table in our bedroom:






I think it’s Kobe approved. So what do you think of our DIY rustic console table?