Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an RH Inspired 1900s Boulangerie Sideboard (60”)
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- 2 – 4×4 at 6’
- 4 – 2×6 at 6’
- 2 – 2×4 at 6’
- 1 – 1×4 at 6’
- 1 – 1×3 at 6’
- 3 – 1×2 at 8’
- Quarter sheet of ¼” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
- 2 sets of 14” drawer slides
- 2 drawer pulls
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 4×4 at 30-1/2”- Legs
- 2 – 2×4 at 11” – Aprons
- 1 – 2×4 at 51” – Aprons
- 2 – 1×2 at 51” – Front Apron
- 3 – 1×4 at 16-1/2”” – Frame Supports
- 4 – 1×2 at 12-1/2” – Drawer Boxes
- 4 – 1×2 at 23-3/8” – Drawer Boxes
- 2 – ¼” plywood at 14” x 23-3/8” – Drawer Bottoms
- 2 – 1×3 (ripped to 1-3/4” wide) at 24-1/8” – Drawer Fronts
- 2 – 2×4 at 20” – Table Top Ends
- 4 – 2×6 (ripped to 5” wide) at 53” – Table Top
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Cut the legs with the taper as indicated.
Cut the side and back aprons as shown. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes at each end as well as in one long end of each piece to attach the top. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The leg tapers should face to the inside following the longer aprons.
Cut the pieces for the front aprons. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes at each end. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the frame supports as shown. Cut the notches using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes at each end as well as in one long end of each piece to attach the top. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the top. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes as shown in the longer boards. Assemble using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Attach to the top with each shorter end overlapping by 1” and the longer ends overlapping by 1”. Secure with glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws through the aprons and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the supports into the underside of the top.
Cut the pieces for the drawers. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Cut the pieces for the bottom. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach the drawer slide hardware. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer fronts. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here. Install the drawer pulls or knobs.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School
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