Build a Two Door Sideboard

Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Two Door Sideboard

This sideboard is simple but elegant, and has plenty of room for decorating potential! The piece you create from the free DIY woodworking plans to build a Two-Door Sideboard can be painted, stained, stenciled, distressed, etc. – basically whatever your heart desires!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, if desired
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • 2 cabinet pulls
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

  • 1 – 3×3 post at 3′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 2′
  • 2 – 1×3 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×4 at 4′
  • 2 sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 3 x 3 posts at 4″ – Legs
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-1/2″ x 42″ – Base
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-3/4″ x 28-1/2″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 28-1/2″ x 40-1/2″ – Back
  • 2 – 1×3 at 28-1/2″ – Front
  • 2 – 1×4 (ripped to 3″ wide) at 23-1/2″ – Front Frame
  • 2 – 1×3 at 40-1/2″ – Front Frame
  • 1 – 1×2 at 23-1/2″ – Front Frame
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/4″ x 40-1/2″- Shelf
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19″ x 43″ – Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 17″ a 25-1/2″ – Doors

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the angles using a bandsaw or a tapering jig on the table saw.

Cut the piece for the base. Position the legs so that the angles face in and the sides are flush. Secure using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Legs

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_BaseStep Two

Cut the pieces for the sides and drill pocket holes as shown. Secure to the base using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws positioning the sides 3/4″ back from the front edge.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Sides

Step Three

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes as shown. Secure to the sides and base using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Back

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the front and drill pocket holes in one shorter edge only. Secure to the base using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Secure to the side edges using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Front

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the frame and drill pocket holes as shown. Assemble using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Insert into the cabinet with the pocket holes facing to the inside, and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails from the inside.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Frame 1

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Frame 2Step Six

Cut the piece for the shelf and drill pocket holes as shown. Position in the cabinet, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Shelf 1

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Shelf 2Step Seven

Cut the piece for the top and position with 1/2″ overlapping the front and sides. Secure tot he cabinet using 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws from the inside.

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Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the doors. The sides will overlap by 1/4″, while the top and bottom will overlap by 1″. Install the hinges, then install the doors.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a two door sideboard_Doors

Finish as desired!

TheĀ free DIY woodworking plans to build a Two-Door Sideboard would also make a great piece of furniture to use as a media stand. This is a quick and easy build, and if you have questions, contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!