Ekby Jarpen console

Published on July 1st, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Sleek Console Table

Materials: 3 ECKBY JARPEN Shelves size 46 7/8″, 8 2″ coarse pocket screws, table saw

Description: I had been looking for a console table to fit in a nook behind my sofa so I went to Ikea to see what might work.

1) Purchase 3 Ekby Jarpen Shelves at 46 7/8″long
2) Use a pocket screw jig to make 4 pocket screw holes in the top inside of the shelves that will become your “legs” of your console table and repeat this same step for the other leg.
3) Use a regular table saw to cut the legs to your desired length. 30-31″ is standard for a console table.

4) Screw the top of your table to the legs using the 2″ coarse pocket screws. There will be 4-2″ screws used on each leg. They will screw from the inside of the leg to the bottom of your console table shelf.
5) Stage your new console table, stand back and smile

*Note that the pocket screw jog makes your screws not visible from the top of your table giving you a more finished look instead of exposed screws.

See more of the sleek console table.

~ thecubaninmycoffee, Miami, FL

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Sleek Console Table

  1. SoniaF says:

    Looks great!

    Are those also Ekby Jarpen floating shelves to the left of the couch? If so, how did you do that??

  2. marilyn says:

    wow! that does look nice. I love this look

  3. Good suggestions. Thanks. For me as you can see it’s tucked in the corner behind my sofa so it gets no love or nudges back there which is good. If I ever move it though it would need some extra help in which case I’m taking your suggestions:)

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would add some lateral supports, otherwise the first time someone bumps it sideways those pocket screws are going to crack the wood.

    A small piece of wood screwed into the back of each corner or a few diagonal supports from halfway up the legs would probably triple the lifespan of this.

  5. Katrine Anita says:

    That looks great!

  6. Keter says:

    That does look great. For a bit more stability I would add at least two small L braces (they can be hidden behind the table top) to secure it to the wall.

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