With the clean lines of this floating top console/sofa table, you can add any kind of top you would like. Construct a top out of wood, concrete, or even a live edge slab to create a custom look. Plan can be adapted for custom milled hardwood or off the shelf lumber.

Difficulty easy


Other Tools

  • Circular Saw (corded)
    Circular Saw (corded)
  • Drill Press
    Drill Press
  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Square
  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Clamps
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Drill Press
    Drill Press
  • Impact Driver
    Impact Driver
  • Sander
  • Sawhorse
  • Workbench


Wood Products

  • 2 Board , 2x12 , 96"
  • 1 Live edge slab or other material , 1-1/2" x 14" , 72"
  • 1 Hardwood dowel , 1-3/8" , 12"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 4 1/4" x 4" lag screws
  • 4 1/4" washers

Cut List & Parts

  • 1 Floating top , 1-1/2" x 14" x 72"
  • 1 Console top , 1-1/2" x 11-1/4" x 50"
  • 2 Side panels , 1-1/2" x 11-1/4" x 27-1/2"


  • Cut Boards to Size

    Join boards to create 11-1/4" wide panels, or use off-the-shelf 2 x 12 lumber. Cut one panel 50" in length and two 27-1/2" in length.

  • Connect Panels

    Align the top of the longer panel with one edge of each shorter panel. Measure 3/4" from edge, pre-drill and countersink four holes. Add glue to connecting faces and drive 4" wood screws. Cover holes with plugs and cut flush.

  • Add Risers

    Cut four- 2" long, pieces of 1-3/8" wood dowel. Mark the center and drill a hole through each dowel piece using a 1/4" drill bit.

    On the top of the console base, measure 4" from the end and 2" from each long side and make a mark. Using a 1/4" drill bit, drill a hole through each mark. On the underside, countersink each hole 3/8" deep with a 3/4" forstner bit.

    Insert 4"- 1/4" lag screw with washer through each hole on underside of console and through a wood dowel riser.

  • Attach Top

    Cut a 1-1/2" x 14" x 72" floating top from desired material. Center the floating top on risers. Drive lag screws, securing the top to the base. Pre-drilling may be necessary to avoid splitting.

  • Finish

    Sand entire piece and finish however you desire. Visit for finishing tips and ideas