Pine Buffet

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Project by jpw1995 posted 02-01-2007 03:17 PM 2058 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the title suggests, this piece is made completely of pine. Pine was a good choice for the friends I built it for because they wanted to have a couple of knots for character, and the cost was more attractive, of course. I tried to keep the knots to a minimum, especially on the top. The finish is simple. Red Mahogany stain from Minwax with three coats of wipe-on poly. The finish matches their existing furniture almost perfectly. Open up the doors, and there is one full length, adjustable shelf providing a ton of storage space. They were very pleased with the finished product.

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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#1 posted 02-01-2007 05:33 PM

Good job JP! That is a nice looking buffet.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 02-01-2007 05:53 PM

a few months?? Wow I’m impressed
This looks so lovely in the room!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-02-2007 05:03 AM

Nice job: you are doing FINE work.

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#4 posted 02-02-2007 08:09 AM

JP, excellent work. This will be a bit of motivation for my next project. I relly like the panels and the finish.


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 02-02-2007 06:59 PM

Great work for a beginner.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 02-02-2007 09:33 PM

Very sharp, good design!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#7 posted 02-07-2007 06:48 PM

Thanks everyone. I’m going to try to get some pictures of a couple of other things I built after this one including a toddler bed and a workbench.

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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#8 posted 02-08-2007 04:45 AM

Quote Dick: ”Great work for a beginner.”

My I change Dicks comment to, “Great work!”?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 02-08-2007 06:33 AM

It’s a bute!!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 02-10-2007 04:36 PM

What an elegant piece. Very nicely proportioned and looks great. I can’t imagine attacking something like this so early in your woodworking life. What’s your next project?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#11 posted 02-11-2007 04:56 AM

Thanks, Mark, and believe me when I say this project was a major lerning experience. There was a lot of trial and error, and my scrap pile grew by leaps and bounds. I was very pleased with the results, but there were some things I would do different if I had the chance. Live an learn. I hope to start my first bed soon. I don’t own anything I’ve built, and I’m in need of a new bedroom suit. That should keep me busy for awhile.

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 02-12-2007 10:54 PM

Hi ,JP
You’ll find out that every time you make something you learn something, no matter how long you’ve been doing it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 02-13-2007 12:13 AM

I’m impressed-keep up the great work.

I find the only way I could possible stop learning, is if – I stoped woodworking- and thats not a option.

Still learning-still loving it.


-- Dusty

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#14 posted 05-10-2008 03:34 AM

Nice design. I found your post while looking for ideas for a buffet of my own. Thanks for the post.

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#15 posted 02-19-2013 12:51 PM

Hey JP,

I’m building somthing very similar. Planning to distress it this weekend. I love the top design. FYI, I don’t live that far away.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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