Rustic X Desk

For about $50 I built a new desk for my bedroom!

We have a desk area in our great room, but my toddler has been crawling all over me.  So I decided I needed a desk behind a door for the next few years. Not wanting to spend a small fortune on a desk, I decided to build one.

Styled to match our super popular Rustic X Collection, my new desk is sturdy and beautiful, and very comfortable.

Watch me build it:

Rustic X Desk Plans

Planter Box with Trellis


This project was a request from a Facebook user. I’m not completely sure how to build a cube, so I connected it for the most part using L-brackets/corner brackets, but feel free to change it as you see fit! I categorized it for outdoors, but you could line it or put a potted plant in it instead and use it indoors, too!

Simple Rustic Modern Console Table

Build your own console table.  This easy to build plan uses off the shelf boards – so just chop, and nail together!

Why We Love It

  • Perfect console table height
  • Three large cubbies fit most standard baskets and bins less than 16″ wide x 11″ deep x 10″ tall 
  • Solid wood design is easy to stain for a beautiful wood accent
  • Narrow design fits in most halls or entryways
  • Easy to build with basic tools and off the shelf materials

Baskets that Fit

We designed this console table to fit most standard bins or baskets designed for closet shelving.

Here’s one of our favorites from Amazon (affiliate link)

Simple Modern Console Table Plans

The free plans for this console table follow.  

simple modern console table plans

In Drawer Knife Block

I’m on a mission to have as little as possible on my kitchen countertops.  It’s so much easier to clean a kitchen when you don’t have to move things out of the way to wipe down countertops, and I love the bare, clean look.  And who doesn’t want more countertop space to work with?

But what to do with the knives?  How do I get the knife block off the kitchen countertops?

Well, I added a drawer under our cooktop (that met clearances) and built this awkward looking thing (in about 10 minutes using scrap wood)

in drawer knife holder

And fit it inside a drawer,

diy in drawer knife holder

Since it’s super rare for me not to need a cutting board at the same time as a knife, I added the cutting boards to the other side of the drawer

in drawer knife block

This in drawer knife block has been the best thing ever! I’ve had zero regrets and am confident this is a great plan that will make your life better and easier.

In Drawer Knife Block Features

  • Fits almost any sized drawer (so makes a great gift too!)
  • Keeps knives secure in the drawer
  • Can be customized for more (or less) knives easily
  • Easy to build with basic tools and materials
  • About $20 for all new materials, use scrap wood to make it for free!

In Drawer Knife Block Video Tutorial

For the visual learners, we put together a quick video showing all the steps.

In Drawer Knife Holder Plans

Time to build it yourself! The free step by step plans are below.  Please send in a photo or let us know how you like this project.

in drawer knife block plans