Shagreen Console Table – To show that you do not need a workshop full of tools to build one of these, I do this with just a folding work bench, a cheap circular saw, a hand drill, clamp sergeants, a square, and a chisel. Getting clean cross sections is really important. That’s why I built a simple cross-cut guide shaped like a T-square sticking a piece of plywood at 90 degrees with another piece of wood.
Holding it with a sergeant to the shagreen console table of 2×4 we have a good support to guide the saw. The guide ends exactly where you cut the saw, so it is only a matter of placing the edge of the guide where we want to make the cut. With the guide attached with a sergeant to the 2×4 wood, I can use both hands to guide the saw. One the legs to the crossbars with plugs.
Here I use some pieces of wood to fasten the shagreen console table leg with sergeants at the end of the crossbar. I’m also adding some screws to the joint (I did not do this the last time I built one of these but using screws is easier to build). The screws really help a lot to keep the pieces together when we make the holes for the dowels. After making the pilot holes, I added two 3 “long screws of the ones used for laminated gypsum board.