Fast Fix: Living Rooms

Build a Shutter Console Table

Repurpose a shutter into a cottage-style console table that will add interest and soften the hard lines of the back side of any couch.

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Materials Needed:

  • shutter (approximately 55" long)
  • 3 - 1x4 boards (8' in length)
  • 4 square, wood table legs (approximately 29" high)
  • 4 straight top plates
  • 8 - 2" narrow hinges
  • measuring tape
  • electric or hand saw
  • electric drill
  • electric screwdriver
  • rubber mallet
  • latex paint
  • paintbrush
  • protective eyewear
  • pencil

Paint the Legs

Brush on two coats of latex paint to each of the table legs and allow to dry.

Paint the Shutter

Brush on two coats of latex paint to the front side of the shutter. The bottom side won't be seen, so it's not necessary to paint it.

Attach Top Plates

Position a straight top plate in each corner of the bottom side of the shutter. Tip: Make sure each top plate is the exact same distance from the edges of the shutter all the way around.

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