Oct
25
2012
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Benchwright Buffet.

Estimated Cost

$100-$150

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
Lumber
  • 3 – 2x3 at 6’
  • 2 – 1x2 at 6’
  • 3 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 3 – 1x6 at 8’
  • 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
  • Quarter sheet of ½” plywood
  • Quarter sheet of ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • Edge banding for plywood
  • 3 sets of 16” drawer slides
  • 3 – Drawer pulls
  • 2 – Door pulls
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  4 – 2x3 at 35-1/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 2x3 at 13-1/2” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 13-1/2” x 26-3/4” – Side Panels
  • 2 – 1x3 at 62” – Bottom Aprons
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 29-1/4” x 62” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 62” – Bottom
  • 3 – 1x3 at 17” – Bottom Supports
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-3/4” x 29-1/4” – Dividers
  • 1 – 1x2 at 62” – Top Apron
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 20-1/2” – Shelves
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-3/4” x 19-1/2” – Drawer Dividers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 19” x 66” – Top
  • 4 – 1x3 at 15-1/4” – Door Frames
  • 4 – 1x3 at 27-1/2” – Door Frames
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 15-1/4” x 22-1/2” – Door Panels
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 9-1/4” x 20” – Drawer Fronts
  • 6 – 1x6 at 14-1/2” – Drawer Box
  • 6 – 1x6 at 18-1/2” – Drawer Box
  • 3 – ¼” plywood at 16” x 18-1/2” – Drawer Box Bottoms
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Edge banding should be applied to all exposed areas of plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the legs, side frames, and side panels. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces, as well as the top end of the legs.

Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the plywood panel as shown. Attach the panel to the side frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Attach the side panel assembly as shown to the legs using glue and pocket hole screws. Use 2” pocket hole screws through the frame pieces into the legs and use 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the side panels into the legs.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Bottom aprons. Drill pocket holes in each end and attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket hole screws as shown. Attach to the legs and the back apron using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the piece for the bottom. Drill pocket holes as shown and attach to the bottom aprons using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The face of the shelf should be flush with the top of the aprons.

Cut the pieces for the bottom supports. Attach to the aprons using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The supports should fit up against the back side of the bottom.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the dividers. Cut the notch as shown using a jigsaw. When drilling pocket holes, note that there will be a left and a right so that the pocket holes are hidden in the section where the drawers are located.

Step 6
Step 6

Cut the piece for the top apron. Drill pocket holes at each end and attach to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 7
Step 7
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes at the sides and back, then attach to the cabinet as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the drawer dividers. Drill pocket holes at the sides and back also and attach to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 8
Step 8

Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and pocket hole screws through the legs and back into the top piece. Use 1-1/2” pocket hole screws through the legs and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the back.

Step 9
Step 9
Step 9

Cut the pieces for the door frames. Drill pocket holes in the shorter pieces as well as the piece for the panel. Attach the panels to the shorter pieces using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws, then attach the assembly to the longer frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 10
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the drawer slide hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make any necessary adjustments. For an easy tutorial on how to do this, click <a href=”http://designsbystudioc.com/how-to-install-drawer-slides/”>here</a>.

Step 11

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. The fronts will overlap the opening by ¼” on each side. For an easy tutorial on how to attach drawer fronts, click here.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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