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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Prisma Buffet

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Prisma Buffet. The prism detailing can either be painted on, stained in place, or fitted using ¼” plywood. Isn’t this piece fabulous? Love it… Xx Rayan

Estimated Cost

$75-$100

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • 1 – 2×2 at 4’
  • 1 – 2×2 at 6’
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/2” screws
  • 4 sets of Eurpoean hinges
  • 4 cabinet pulls
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2×2 at 12” – Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 47” – Base Frame
  • 4 – 2×2 at 15” – Base Frame
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 20” x 70” – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/2” x 20” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/2” x 68-1/2” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-3/8” x 18-1/2” – Divider
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18-3/8” x 33-7/8” – Shelves
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 16-7/8” x 18-1/4” – Doors
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

 If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the legs and base frame. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

 Cut the pieces for the bottom and top. Set the top piece aside, and secure the bottom to the base using glue and countersunk 1-1/2” screws through the bottom into the base.

Step 3
Step 3

 Cut the pieces for the sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material, and drill pocket holes in the top and bottom of each piece. Secure to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

 Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the bottom and sides using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5

 Position the top so it is flush with the cabinet on all sides. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the upper sides and back.

Step 6

 Cut the piece for the divider and drill pocket holes in the top and bottom edges. Position the piece so it is flush with the back making it approximately 7/8” away from the front edge. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 7
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the shelves and drill pocket holes in each side edge. Position as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 8
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the doors. There will be a 1/8” space at the top, sides, and in between with a ½” space between each pair. Install the European hinges according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions and make any necessary adjustments. Install the cabinet pulls.

Finishing Instructions

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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