Buffet Table Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about buffet table plans. If you want to learn more about building a buffet table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many designs to choose from, so make sure you take a look over the rest of the storage plans that are featured on our site. Invest in quality materials and make a detailed planning.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the buffet to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Buffet Table Plans

Building a table buffet

Building a table buffet

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 14″ long, 3 pieces – 54 1/2″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long, 2 pieces – 12 3/4″ long FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 18″x26″ long SIDES
  • D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 26″x58 1/2″ long BACK
  • D – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 16 1/2″x19″ long, 6 pieces – 17 1/4″x19″ long SHELVES
  • E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 18 3/4″x25 /4″ long DOORS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a buffet table

Building the frame of the buffet

Building the frame of the buffet

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the buffet. Therefore, we recommend you to cut the components out of 3/4″ plywood at the right size. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components in order to create rigid joints. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.

 

Fitting the bottom supports

Fitting the bottom supports

 

Build the base of the buffet table out of 1×3 and 1×2 slats. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the end components. Make sure the corners are right-angled and the joints are rigid. Drill pocket holes through the 1×2 slats and insert 1 1/4″ galvanized screws into the buffet table.

 

Installing the back of the buffet

Installing the back of the buffet

 

Cut a piece of 3/4″ plywood at the dimensions shown in the diagram and fit it inside the frame of the buffet. Drill pocket holes along the edges, align the piece of plywood with attention and secure it to the frame with galvanized screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and make sure the back is flush with the frame.

 

Installing the partitions

Installing the partitions

 

Cut the partitions out of 3/4″ plywood, making sure you take accurate measurements and make accurate cuts. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the partitions, check if the corners are square and secure the sheets to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws.

 

Fitting the shelves

Fitting the shelves

 

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the shelves to the buffet table. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to cut the shelves out of 3/4″ plywood and to drill pocket holes at both ends. Align the shelves with attention and secure them to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws. Place a spirit level on the shelves to make sure they are horizontal.

 

Fitting the doors

Fitting the doors

 

Cut the doors at the right size and fit them into place, making sure there is a 1/8″ gaps around the four edges. Secure the door to the frame with hinges and make sure they open and close properly. Attach handles to the doors, paying attention to their design.

 

Buffet table plans

Buffet table plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the buffet.

 

 

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