can i just say finding a good console table for a reasonable price is nearly impossible? or rather, they are never on craigslist.
after seeing this nifty article on making a rustic bench in this month's readymade magazine, we decided to try our hand at a console table using the same concept (just a little taller).
we found an old joist in a local salvage shop for cheap.
ordered a couple of hairpin legs from hairpinlegs.com (good name, huh?).
screwed in the legs.
voila, nearly instant table! (picture below photobombed by you-know-who)
we're pretty happy with the result. it's modern and rustic, but most importantly, sturdy. i think a little lamp would look great on one end.