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DIY: Vintage Buffet Table

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In this Instructable I will show you how to build your very own vintage style buffet table. I won't offer many measurements. I will leave that up to you to account for the size table you want.

Please make sure to vote for this piece in the Woodworking Challenge!!

You can skip to the last step where I have the video of this build if you would rather watch it.

Parts:
4" x 3/4" planks of ceder (the quantity will depend on the size table you want to build)
2' x 4' 3/4" plyboard for the top
4' x 8' sheet thin panel for shelf bottoms
4 drawer knobs
4 table legs

Tools:
Wood Glue
Nails
Wood Screws
Measuring Tape
Router Saw
Miter or Table Saw
4 - L Brackets
Hammer
Screw Driver
Stain
Paint
Brushes

 
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Step 1: Measure and Cutting

Start by measuring and cutting the sides and the top. I purchased my table legs from a vintage hardware store and they were all uneven, so if this is the case for you make sure you even the legs before installing.

The sides will be 2 of the 4" x 3/4" board stacked on top of each other. I cut small strips out of wood to mount on the inside of the boards to secure them in place.

The top will overhang the sides by 1" so measure and cut this accordingly.

Step 2: Mount the Legs and the Top

Place the legs in the corners to verify the position. Once all the legs are in the correct position measure the distances for the back and the sides - this will be the lengths of the boards.

Use scrap pieces of wood and mount them to the legs on the inside corners, and then mount the side boards to these. This will connect the back and both sides to all 4 legs. Run a bead of glue along the top side of the legs and sides and attach the top using 4 angle brackets in each corner.
Beautiful piece of furniture!
dimmaz881 year ago
That is a really good project, I'm a big fan of this style. It looks nice and even too, unlike many shop bought pieces which just lack character.

I'll vote now :)
Thank you very much, I really appreciate that!
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