Hello! I just want you to know that I love sharing projects with you!! When I create I am hoping to inspire a desire for you to create as well. This is why I love doing tutorials and building plans, I want you to be inspired, so I hope somehow, some way you start creating. It doesn't have to be a big project, start small...but watch out, you just might get hooked!
Today I am happy to share my latest build. This was really a fun project for me, I wanted it to be a simple build, but be useful and look pretty! I am loving the results!
I think I nailed it, just what I was hoping for! I am excited to team up with Build Something, Kreg's new DIY Project and Plan Site, to bring you free building plans for this Modern Rustic Buffet. So hop on over to check them out!
As always I will share a picture tutorial of the process here. Enjoy!
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Kreg Right Angle Clampas my extra set of hands.
Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig to drill my pocket holes, man I LOVE this tool, it makes building soooo easy! Then I attached my fixed middle shelves. You can see I am using some cut down paint sticks as spacers. I used them so I didn't have to measure. :)
Shelf Pin Drilling Jigand drilled holes for my shelves.
If you follow me on Instagram you saw a sneak peek of this the other day...and maybe got a song stuck in your head... hee hee!
Oh, and you can see I glued the door pieces together, and then used free 5 gallon paint sticks to secure them while they dried. I glued and nailed them to the boards with my Ryobi Nail Gun.
I stained the doors and legs with Minwax Dark Walnut, but obviously I forgot to take photos of the process. I made sure to use pre-wood conditioner before I stained. I also finished them with 3 coats of poly, sanding with 400 grit sandpaper between coats 1 and 2, which makes for a nice smooth finish.
Regardless it is perfect for storage and entertaining, and just in time for the holidays! I could even see it used as a console if you wanted...
I am adding my cost breakdown for those who have asked in the comments!
1- 3/4'' plywood sheet: $39.98
1- 1x6x6 board: $5.79
2- 1x4x8 furring strips: $4.14
1- 1/4 plywood (I got underlayment): $11.97
2- magnetic door catchers: $1.96
2- door knobs: $5.98
1 pack shelf pins: $1.87
2- butt hinges: $4.96
14 feet of 1/4 x 3/4 screen moulding (trim I used for doors): $7.84
4 leg mounting hardware pieces: $11.92
I got the legs several years ago for free from someone on Craig's list, so unfortunately I don't have information on where they came from, sorry! Since I had those on hand as well as paint, stain, and finish, I did not include those in my cost.
My total: $96.41 plus tax, Not bad folks!!!
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