The countdown to the holidays has officially begun and chances are some of you are hosting this year. If so, a buffet or sideboard might be just what you need to help the holidays go a bit more smoothly. Perfect for that extra storage you will need, and a lovely place to set all of your side dishes during your feast! Let a little sawdust fly and help alleviate some of that holiday stress! Xx…Rayan
As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig Saw, Circular, Table, or Miter Saw
- Multi-Square and Carpenter’s Square
- Kreg Jig – if you build frequently, invest in this one.
- Nail Gun – optional
- 1 – 1×2 at 4’
- 2 – 1×2 at 6’
- 13 – 1×3 at 8’
- 1 – 1×4 at 4’
- 4 – 2×4 at 6’
- 2 – 3×3 posts at 6’
- 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 2-1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- 2 sets of Face Frame Concealed Hinges
- Concealed Hinge Jig
- 2 Drawer/Cabinet Pull
- Countersink Drill Bit
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
- Safety Gear
- 3/4″ Edge Banding – optional
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Sanding Supplies
- Paste Wax
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 3×3 posts at 30-1/2” – Legs
- 4 – 2×4 at 12-1/2” – Side Frames
- 27 – 1×3 at 23-1/2” – Side & Back Slats
- 4 – 2×4 at 42-1/2” – Front & Back Stretchers
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 12-1/2” x 42-1/2” – Bottom & Shelf
- 2 – 2×2 (ripped to 1-1/4” wide) at 12-1/2” – Shelf Support
- 1 – 2×2 (ripped to 1-1/4” wide) at 42-1/2” – Back Shelf Support
- 1 – 1×2 at 42-1/2” – Front Shelf Support
- 2 – 1×2 at 12-1/2” – Top Frame
- 2 – 1×2 at 45-1/2” – Top Frame
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/2” x 47-1/2” – Top
- 4 – 1×3 at 23-1/4” – Door Frame
- 6 – 1×3 at 16” – Door Frame
- 14 – 1×3 at 23-1/4” – Door Slats
- 2 – 1×4 at 23-1/4” – Door Slats
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.
Cut the pieces for the legs and the side frames. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the side slats. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Position the slats so that the front face is set back ½” from the outside face of the frame. Secure inside the side frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the back slats. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Position the slats so that the front face is set back ½” from the outside face of the frame. Secure inside the back frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School