|Project by ay1978pa||posted 12-04-2014 03:00 AM||2091 views||9 times favorited||12 comments|
This took me a year to build, and I was ready to give up a few times. I had a vision of it in my head though which kept me going. When I started it, I only had a handheld circular saw to operate with. Cutting the grooves in the frame with it took quite some time. I since acquired a router and a table saw, so the final steps were faster.
The sideboard measures 72×34 x 21’. The base is entirely pallet wood – pine and cedar. The only piece that was not repurposed is the plywood for the drawer bottom. The two sections on the side have a shelf in the middle.The center section has a cross rack for wine bottles which was a little tricky to build and took a lot of time to accurately measure the boards. There is also a nice roomy drawer.
The top is made out of a warped 2×8 that I found in the attic. I cut it in approximately 20 inch pieces and glued them together into three squares. I then used some scrap 2×4 pieces to assemble the three squares together. I then added a mitered “frame” around the perimeter which was also made out of a 2×4 found in the attic and some scraps. This was followed by many hours of sanding.
The base was stained with Minwax in dark walnut. I wanted some contrast for the table top so I mixed the above mentioned dark walnut with some leftover cherry and stained it with that. It does have a reddish hue which is not really appreciated in the photos. The base was finished with Danish oil (I didn’t want it too glossy). The top is several layers of wiping poly.
This was made with an intention to sell. I did post it on Craigslist and got an offer. The lady wanted to use it as a vanity with two sinks sitting on top. However, I grew attached to this piece of furniture, and it didn’t take too much effort to convince me to keep it. We just bought our first house, and the sideboard fits perfectly into the living room. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Oh, and I am making a vanity for the lady with exact same design and almost same dimensions (she doesn’t want the overhang on the sides, and she wants it 30’ tall, the rest we are keeping). I am hoping to finish it faster than the original piece though.
Thanks for looking,