Jen fell in love the moment she first saw Restoration Hardware's wood and steel console, which is pictured above. Employing simple metal connectors used in the construction trade, Jen was able to recreate the console at a fraction of the cost. (I'm guessing here, because Jen doesn't actually mention how much the project cost, but the RH inspiration clocks in at between $1195 and $1695. Ouch.) Now take a look at Jen's version:
Impressive, no? Jen suffered a few hiccups along the way, but she explains how we can avoid them entirely. To make things even easier, she provides a PDF plan for the console. To dowwnload it and to read more about the project, visit Jen Woodhouse.
DIY Restoration Hardware-Inspired Wood & Steel Console [Jen Woodhouse]