Easy How to Make a Console Table with Hemp Rope

September 9, 2021

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I think this is one of the easiest tables I have ever built! Hands down! The most tedious part is wrapping the table with hemp rope. But I would almost say, it’s therapeutic. Great activity to do while you’re binging your favorite Netflix series. So, let’s get to it! Let’s build this beautiful Boho Hemp Rope Console Table….

Foyer with console table and lots of decor on it

I contemplated for a while whether to build a bench or a console table for this space…

Foyer with alcove; black wall and front door with lots of windows

When I finally decided a console table would be the best fit, I knew I wanted something simple and unique with great texture. As the wheels started turning on the design, here is where I landed….


(Instructions are based on the following dimensions: 36″ Tall; 67″ Long; 10″ wide)

Materials Needed: 

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4–2X6X8 Pine Boards

2 1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws

Hemp Rope (The thickness of the Hemp Rope is personal preference. I wanted a thinner rope look, but wider would look great too) Here’s a link to the thinner hemp rope.

Hot Glue Gun

Tools Needed:

Kreg Jig

Miter saw


NOTE: If you’ve never used a Kreg Jig, here’s a great tutorial.   If you don’t have one, I highly recommend buying one. You will use it all the time in the DIY realm! And it makes builds so much easier!

Step One: (OPTIONAL) Rip your boards 

This step is completely optional. I like to get rid of the manufactured edge on all of my 2x’s before starting any project. This is very easy, but does require a table saw. I’ll share the width I’m ripping them down to for this project and then explain how I do this…

Since this project consists solely of 2×6’s we’ll rip all of them to 5″.

Now for How I Do This: (Here’s a great post on how I give my boards this finished look)

I want all of my boards to be 5″ wide. (Originally a 2×6 is 5 1/2″ wide). I simply set my table saw for 5 1/4″ and rip one side of my 2×6. Then I set my table saw to 5″, flip my board over and rip that side of my board. Now I have a 5″ board with straight edges on both sides. This extra step gets rid of that manufactured curved edge and achieves a straight edge look.

Step Two: Build the legs

Cut four 2×6’s at 34 1/2″

Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes along one side of two of the boards and 1 1/2″ p.h.’s into one end of all four of the boards.

Canva image of where pocket holes need to be

Using 2 1/2″ p.h. screws attach the board with side pocket holes to the board with out side pocket holes. Do this for both sets of boards. You should now have 2 legs that look like this…

Two pine boards jigged together to make the leg for a console table

Step Three: Build the table top

Cut two 2×6’s at 57″.

Drill 1 1/2″ p.h.’s along the side of one board.

Attach the two boards together using 2 1/2″ p.h. screws.

Two pine boards jigged together with box of screws on top

Step Four: Put the table together

You can do this one of two ways:

OPTION 1:  Attach the legs to the table top using 2 1/2″ p.h. screws. (NOTE: Be sure to check that your boards are square-at a 90 degree angle-with each step. I like to use these. If your boards are not square, you will have a wobbly table). Your table should now look like this….

Frame for console table made out of 2x6's

OPTION 2: Wait til after you’ve wrapped your legs and tabletop to attach your legs to the table top. I chose to do it this way. It was much easier to wrap when it wasn’t all connected.

Step Five: Wrap the legs and tabletop with hemp rope

Start with the table top. Put a line of hot glue towards the end of your board and start wrapping your rope along that line. Keep wrapping until you run out of rope. (You will use multiple spools of rope). Then add another line of hot glue and attach the end of your rope to that line of hot glue. This will keep your rope in place and prevent it from unraveling. I made a point to add all of my hot glue areas to the underside of the table, rather than the top….to keep it less visible, when the table is all put together….

Girl wrapping console table top with hemp rope

It should now look like this…

Console table top wrapped partly with hemp cord

Keep on wrapping. When the tabletop is finished, it will look like this…

Two 2x6's wrapped with hemp cord

Now you’re ready for the legs. Start your rope at the end of the leg without the pocket holes. Follow the same steps as above for the wrapping. Adding a line of the hot glue and attaching the start of your rope to that. Keep on wrapping until you get down close to the pocket holes. At this point, you will want to attach the leg to the table top; using 2 1/2″ p.h. screws….

Hemp cord wrapped around the leg of a console table with pocket holes exposed

Then wrap it the rest of the way to cover up your pocket holes….

Hemp cord wrapped around two 2x6's

To cover up that extra part that’s impossible to wrap, (shown in the picture above) simply add lines of hot glue and attach your hemp rope in a zig zag pattern (as you can see, I attached mine with a staple gun because I knew it was going to be up against the wall and not visible at all)….

End of console table with hemp cord stapled on

Repeat with the other leg and your table is finished!! So cool!

Console table in alcove of foyer with jute rug in front of it

I absolutely love it!! Let the fun ways to style it begin!!

Foyer with console table and jute rug. Along with a fiddle leaf fig in a basket

I went back and forth on whether to layer my textured canvas wall art (check out how to make that canvas here!) with a Juniper Print(Affiliate link included)

Foyer space with beautiful boho decor

Or this Highland Cow(Affiliate link included)

Beautiful foyer space with two canvas wall art pieces

Whatever you choose to style your new console table with, the table itself will be the thing that has your friends and family talking. And aside from being time consuming with all of that wrapping, it was pretty easy…right?



Next week, I’ll be sharing another awesome easy table to make! A great end table for the family room or an outdoor space. But first……Quick shameless plug: 🙂 The Sak reached out to me a few weeks ago and asked me to share with you, this new feature they have. Through this link, you can design your own Sak handbag or tote. With so many styles and designs to choose from, it was so much fun designing this handbag. And the quality is exceptional! (Affiliate link included)

The Sak handbag on a console table

The Sak handbag on a console table

Until next week,

Happy Building, Friend!!

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