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DIY Buffet Table

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Hey Guys! If you are stopping by from LMB, and just finished reading her post, “Spring Dinning Room,” welcome. If not, welcome anyway, but make sure you swing LMB and learn how to style the buffet you are about to build. We have received a lot of interest on how to build the buffet that was featured in the post, and this is how you can build one for your space. When I built the DIY Rustic TV Stand, I went through a few trial and errors, but after I got the hang of it, I wanted to build another one. As guys do, If I am going to build something, I want it to be as big as I can possibly get away with. The overall length of this piece is 8 ft long and it gives you plenty of room for storage.

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The Materials:

7 – 2″x8″
3 – 2″x4″
7 – 2″x2″
1 – 1″x4″
Wood Filler
Wood Screws

The Tools:

Drill
Countersink Drill Bit
Drill Bit
KregJig
Miter Saw
Sander
Level

The Dimensions:

Legs : (HT) 32″  |  (WT) 17 1/2 ”
Base (Legs and Support): (Length) 91 3/4″  |  (Width) 17 1/2″
Shelves : Both are (2) 2×8 side by side, 88 3/4″
Top : (3) 2×8 side by side, 96″
Total Height: 33 1/2″

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The Directions:

1. Construct your base.

Legs come first. Attach the front legs to the back legs by attaching a connecting 2×4 at the top. It makes an upside “U” shape. Repeat this step for the other side. Check for level.

2. Build in the framework.

Attached the two leg bases, flush on the top, with a support 2×2. Repeat this for the backside. At this point, you should have a framed box with legs. Check for level. **I attached all of the support 2×2 with pocket holes from KregJig.

You will be repeating the same step to construct the frame for your two shelves.

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3. Lay in the shelves.

Start with the bottom. Lay in the two side by side 2×8 shelf boards, check for level and attach them by screwing them into the support 2×2, front, back, and side. I again, used countersink drill bits, and wood filled them to conceal them (Click here to check out my post on Countersink Drill Bits). Repeat the same steps for the middle shelf.

4. The top boards.

Lay down the top, and check for square all the way around. We made this buffer very large to cover a pretty large space. The boards were bought at 8 ft, so I did not have to make any cuts to the top boards. I choose to make a 2 1/4″ overhang on each side. Once square, you can attach from the bottom and screw up, or from the top and screw down (if you screw from the top-down, use a countersink to conceal the screws later on). I placed (4) 1×4 boards underneath, to ensure the top slotted boards stay smooth and flush.

5. Fill in the cracks, and color up.

Fill all of the countersunk holes with paintable wood filler. After all of the wood filler has cured and hardened, sand all of your boards, to smooth out all the bumps and prepare the piece for color. We painted our buffet plain white.

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The overall cost of this project was under $115.00, and serves as an awesome anchor for your dinning room space. They can handle a large amount of weight, and I have stood on the piece to hang the art above, no creeks or shakes. I really enjoy making these simple rustic pieces and I hope you choose to tackle one for yourself. If you have any questions leave a comment below, or find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thanks.


Comments

  1. Looks so sophisticated and the colors are so epic! xo

  2. i would love to feature your buffet table, it’s gorgeous, please let me know if that would be ok
    lauren

  3. This is amazing. I have been wanting to do something like this to put all my collections. This is just perfect. Thank you.

  4. I absolutely love this table – such a simple classic design – Thank you for sharing x

  5. New Guy says:

    What are the lengths of the boards that you used. Mainly the 2×2′s.

    Thanks

    • craftsmandrive@gmail.com says:

      Yes 2×2 and 2×4

      • New Guy says:

        7 – 2″x 8″
        3 – 2″x 4″
        7 – 2″x 2″
        1 – 1″x 4″

        I mean, how long is each board? 8ft? 10ft?

  6. tanya says:

    What kind of wood did you use???? Love it, it’s beautiful!

  7. tanya says:

    My husband is at home depot right now and had a question…

    What is the 1×4 for? support for the top?

  8. tanya says:

    We had this beautiful table put together by a carpenter today, and struggled with the board sizes that were given. How are there 7 2×8′s, when the top 3 boards are much larger then the other four boards that go below? He found a way to make it work, but unfortunately it is not the same. Thanks again for the inspiration though..

  9. First, I am getting ready to have my own blog too.I craft Bath and Body and other natural stuff. Being disabled, nice trendy things, really were just “Dreams”. I am an Army Vet, disabled of coarse…so I am told, legally. DISABLED…a state of mind, I am not.:) 4 YRS ago, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, had to endure Radiation,6mos. total, before and after, bedridden. That was when I learned about all things natural. I am proud to say, I am good at it all:) my younger son calls me a scientist……and let my older son know that fact very stern. The BEST THING TO COME FROM SO MUCH HEARTACHE, SUFFERING AND PAIN…..TO HAVE YOUR CHILDREN SAY THEY ARE PROUD OF YOU♡

    And so now, my other dreams of nicer things will come true too. Thank you so so very much for sharing “your” :talents. This is one of my dream pieces of furniture. And will add glass doors. I also want to make the one in your BEDRM too.

    Thank you again…and Mrs LAMB TOO. I am learning about blogging from here.lol
    ~Smiley~

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