I’m so excited to share my latest build with you today: an X Media Console!
A couple months ago I did a design consult for a sweet gal named Sarah. Part of my design was a media console inspired from the plans for the Ana White X Console Table! I modified them slightly, but they are pretty much the same. I only made the table wider (to accommodate a TV better), and shorter in length (Modifications at end of post).
I’m IN LOVE with how this turned out. The stain is a combo of Minwax Weathered Gray and Special Walnut.
I would say the trickiest part of this whole thing was the X sides. Because I changed the width, the angle had to change. And I don’t have a miter saw that can cut more than 60 degree angles. So, I ended up doing a lot of trial and error, but I will be sharing soon how to get the proper angles for the “X” on any table.
For the decorative hardware, I used L brackets (found in the hinge section of HD or Lowes) and sprayed them black. For the bolts, I found some that were already black being sold separately. I just drilled a hole that was larger than the 1 inch depth, and glued them in place.
So, do you love it as much as I do? Those frames I made last week with my botanical prints look awesome above it too!
I’m currently in the process of building a couple of different end tables for my living room and developing plans!
Modifications to the Ana White X Console Table to a media console:
Dimensions: 65″ long x 22″ deep x 30″ tall
2 – 1 x 12 @ 12 feet long
3- 2×4 @ 8 ft
4- 2×6 @ 8 ft
6 – 2×2 @ 8 ft
(hardware and screws same as Ana’s plan)
6- 2×4 @ 28 1/2″ (legs)
12- 2×2 @ 25 1/4″ (replaces the 30″ measurement)
5- 2×4 @ 18″ (replaces the 11 1/4″ measurement)
2 – 2X2 @ 18″ (replaces the 11 1/4″ measurement)
** rip the 1×12 to 9″ width**
4- 1×9 @ 54″ (replaces 2 – 1×12 @ 63 1/2″)
4 – 2×6 @ 65″ (replaces 3 2×6 @ 74 1/2″)
2- 2×2 @ ~ 27″ –long cross support, about 50 degrees off square– cut longer, then trim to ensure snug fit (replaces 2- 2×2 @ 22 1/2″)
4 – 2×2 @ ~18″ — short cross supports, about 50 degrees off square on one end, 10 degrees other end (replaces 4- 2×2 @ 11 1/4)
Follow same build instructions on Ana’s plan.