Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Emmerson Buffet with Drawers
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Countersink Bit for Drill
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 2 – 1×3 at 6’
- 1 – 1×6 at 3’
- 7 – 1×8 at 8’
- Two sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- Edge banding for plywood, optional
- Six sets of 16” drawer slides
- Six sets of drawer handles or pulls
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – 1×6 at 13-3/4” – Base
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-3/4” x 53-1/2” – Bottom
- 2 – 1×3 at 48” – Base Stretchers
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-3/4” x 25-3/4” – Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 25-3/4” x 52” – Back
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 25-3/4” – Divider
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-3/4” x 53-1/2”- Top
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 17” – Shorter Shelves
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 34-1/4” – Longer Shelves
- 12 – 1×8 at 14-1/2” – Small & Large Drawer Sides
- 6 – 1×8 at 16” – Small Drawer Front & Back
- 3 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 14-1/2” – Small Drawer Bottoms
- 6 – 1×8 at 33-1/4” – Large Drawer Front & Back
- 3 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 31-3/4” – Large Drawer Bottoms
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 7-3/4” x 16-3/4” – Small Drawer Fronts
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 8” x 16-3/4” – Lower Small Drawer Front
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 7-3/4” x 34” – Large Drawer Fronts
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 8” x 34” – Lower Large Drawer Front
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Edge banding should be applied to all exposed edges of plywood before assembly.
Cut the pieces for the base and the bottom. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes along one long edge of each base piece. Attach to the bottom as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the base stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge of each piece. Attach to the bottom and base pieces as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the sides. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the bottom and sides using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the divider. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the bottom and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge of each piece. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws through the holes in the sides, back, and divider into the top.
Cut the pieces for the drawers. Drill pocket holes on all four edges of the bottom pieces as well as the ends of the shorter pieces. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Note that the two bottom drawers are ¼” taller. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer fronts. For another easy tutorial, click here.
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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