Console Table: Episode 8

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This is the final episode in making this console table. We hope you have loved it. In this video, Paul shows how to clean up the tabletop, fit the turn buttons, and then clean up and apply finish to the whole project. This project has been a joy and we hope you will build your own console table.

Want to make a wooden drawer pull like the one featured in this episode? Click here for a step-by-step tutorial.


  1. Bill Hall on 14 August 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks Paul. Great Project!

  2. Ian Hemphill on 14 August 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Absolutely thumbs up on this one, Paul. I learned a lot of really great stuff here, and can see so many applications in my other projects. Many thanks, it’s a really lovely piece.

  3. Paul Bowes on 15 August 2019 at 1:17 am

    One simple and lovely piece. loved the series.

  4. joeleonetti on 15 August 2019 at 4:53 am

    Thanks Paul.

    Assuming two board orientations on the top look the same, would you choose one in which grain orientation is the same for all the boards?

    As a beginner, I find smoothing multiple glued up boards that change grain orientation a challenge. Though, this video had some good tips about using a cabinet scraper. I need to just spend some time at the bench getting comfortable with that tool.

    • Izzy Berger on 15 August 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Joe,

      Paul says:
      I think this is a matter of personal preference, structurally this would make no difference.

      Kind Regards,

  5. ted clawton on 15 August 2019 at 6:11 am

    Fantastic project, thank you very much WWMC staff + Paul. Paul — Thank you SO much for imagining, designing, and building a project like this using only 3/4″ material. That’s so extremely thoughtful of you towards your audience.

    I believe that every time I’ve seen Paul make turn buttons they’ve always been from the same species of wood as the project. Given that they’re mostly hidden and have a utilitarian purpose, would Paul oppose using a cheaper wood, say Spruce or Pine or Poplar, for the turn buttons?


    P.S. Paul, if anyone examines one of your pieces in the future, I think their reaction will be quite a bit less subdued than as you put on once they realize it’s handiwork of the best of all time, Mr. Paul Sellers; once they realize you made it, they’ll realize they have a true treasure 🙂

    • Izzy Berger on 15 August 2019 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Ted,

      Paul says: I wouldn’t use a soft wood but I would use an alternative wood.

      Kind Regards,

  6. jakegevorgian on 15 August 2019 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful table.

  7. Stellmacher on 15 August 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Which reason or which effect has the white spirit?

    • Natalie Simpson on 21 August 2019 at 12:59 pm


      Paul says:
      The white spirit lifts the powder from the grain and also raises the grain slightly so you can lightly sand if needed but usually not.

      Kind Regards,

  8. Tom Davies on 16 August 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Have really enjoyed this series. Lovely design, and a nice mix of old techniques with some new twists.

  9. Sergey Tyukin on 17 August 2019 at 12:49 am

    I don’t see the video.

  10. rotaryw on 19 August 2019 at 11:22 pm

    I really enjoyed the slow motion at around 20:00. The quality of photography and composition has so improved in my view. Congratulations team… Keep working hard, we are really loving it…



  11. Len Aspell on 26 October 2019 at 5:18 pm

    What a fabulous project from start to finish. Thank you Paul and the team for this excellent series.


  12. Petr Sedlar on 20 November 2019 at 12:57 am

    Hello guys. Could you please help me to find proper Oil finish and wax for this table (or other similar projects)? As Paul mentioned there are several Danish Oils and waxes on the market and for me they are very expensive (especially if you put 5 coats of it on the table). Is this oil suitable? Rustins Danish Oil:

    Thanks a lot for help and for a fantasic videos and Paul’s lifetime work, love you

    • Izzy Berger on 26 November 2019 at 8:21 am


      Paul says:
      I can’t really answer that, because without going through the manufacturers data I have no knowledge of what is actually in the contents.

      Kind Regards,

  13. beach512 on 21 December 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful project and wonderfully captured on video. I have followed along and am about to do the top, turnbuttons, sanding and then finishing. Thanks for this.

  14. Jason Gregory on 3 February 2021 at 2:32 pm

    I know I’m coming late to this video but maybe someone will see this question.

    I’m finishing up my console table and was wondering what is the reason for plugging the end of the drawer bottom groove? Paul does it around 32:44 into the video.

    Love the videos! Thanks Paul and team.

    • Izzy Berger on 18 March 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Hi Jason,

      Paul says:
      It’s not necessary so it’s just up to you which you choose to do.


  15. hacc220 on 19 October 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Beautiful piece – Thanks for sharing.

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