Add Your Project

  • Home
  • Projects
  • Furniture
  • [#<Breadcrumb:0x00007f14a69834d0 @title="Home", @path="/nation">, #<Breadcrumb:0x00007f14a6983390 @title="Projects", @path="/nation/projects">, #<Breadcrumb:0x00007f14a60b8080 @title="Furniture", @path="/nation/how-tos/category/furniture">]

Entryway Console

  • November 30, 2017

Ana White
Ana White
Ana White
Ana White

We needed an entryway console for our home that was both functional and beautiful. I love open shelving with baskets for quickly storing things like mail, keys and sunglasses, but also wanted storage behind doors for larger, less attractive things. Using plywood for the carcass and pine boards for the face frame, doors and base, we built this entryway console for about $100.

Show More
View Project PDF
  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Large e4822eb0 d795 490d ba51 9ea262fb7c6a

      Step 1: Carcass Rip plywood on tablesaw or with circular saw into strips 15-3/4” wide by 8 feet long. From these strips, cut out pieces for carcass. Assemble the carcass using three ¾” pocket holes and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws per joint, for all joints except center divider. For center divider, apply glue to both ends and position in center of upper shelf opening. Use 1-1/4” brad nails to secure in place.

    2. Step: 2

      Large f64758a5 f097 45b1 bd6a f89a89d444b1

      Step 2: Face Frame Using ¾” pocket holes and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws, build face frame on flat level surface. Top face frame piece overhangs front and sides by ¾”. Nail completed face frame to front of carcass with 1-1/4” brad nails and wood glue.

    3. Step: 3

      Large 0076c75e f444 4244 bc28 36584ee37073

      Step 3: Base Measure and cut side base pieces. Nail to sides with 1-1/4” brad nails. Measure and cut front base piece. Nail to front with 1-1/4” brad nails.

    4. Step: 4

      Large 55aa3153 aed2 4826 9576 57beb1f6b390

      Step 4: Back Cut back piece from ¼” plywood and nail to all edges on back of cabinet using glue and ¾” brad nails.

    5. Step: 5

      Large d5b14275 f3fb 497b 8809 48ab84e49a4a

      Step 5: Doors Assemble door frame pieces using ¾” pocket holes and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Cut plywood slightly larger than opening and nail to back with ¾” brad nails and wood glue. Install doors with hinges. Add knobs or pulls and magnetic clasps.

Comments (1)


  • Seem's your top piece would be 17, 3/4 to allow for overhang, unless you put strips along top for overhang. Can you clarify please? Thanks!

    By rabbottfl

Members Also Viewed

back to top?

Asset 1

Join RYOBI Nation

We're so glad you're here! Let's get started.

Welcome

Let's build your project feed!

Select some categories to pick the kinds of projects that show up on your home page:


Welcome to Nation

welcome_r2 graphic
Welcome to your RYOBI Nation quick start guide, a fast and easy way to see everything that's waiting for you!
project_feed_r1 graphic
Your feed shows the latest projects from the categories you’ve selected, right on your homepage!
upload_r2 graphic
Are you working on something awesome? Upload your DIY projects today, and share with other members.
contests_r2 graphic
We award monthly and annual prizes for the best projects, worth up to $2500 in RYOBI tools! That’s a lot of hardware, and it could all be yours.
connect_r2 graphic
RYOBI Nation is a positive connection between people who are creating great things.
You can follow fellow members, like their projects, and comment to let them know they’re doing a great job.
notifications_r1 graphic
Come back to RYOBI Nation often to see what is new and to stay in touch.
If you're on a mobile device, don't forget you can add RYOBI Nation to your home screen for quick access to your project feed.