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Build the Homestyle Sideboard


The Homestyle Sideboard Plans – a Gorgeous Piece with Plenty of Storage

This piece is really cool and it doesn’t require the building of drawers! The Homestyle sideboard plans are super easy even with the “fancy” curved stretchers! Regular off-the-shelf baskets from your favorite store can be used and I also included plans for a couple of crates, as well.

Homestyle sideboard plans-Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 4′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 1×4 at 8′
  • 2 – 1×6 at 8′
  • 2 sheets of 3/4″ plywood

For the crates:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 4′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 3 – 1×3 at 8′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 40-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×4 at 16″ – Side Frames
  • 2 – 1×6 at 16″ – Side Frames
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 10″ x 16″ – Side Panels
  • 2 – 1×4 at 65″ – Back Frame & Front Stretcher
  • 2 – 1×6 at 65″ – Back Frame & Front Stretcher
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 10″ x 65″ – Back Panel
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 65″ – Shelf
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 13-1/2″ x 16-3/4″ – Dividers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-1/2″ x 67″ – Top Panel
  • 2 – 1×2 at 18-1/2″ – Top Side Trim
  • 1 – 1×2 at 70″ – Top Front Trim

For the crates:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-1/2″ x 17-1/2″ – Small Crate Bottoms
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 8″ x 14-1/2″ – Small Crate Sides
  • 8 – 1×3 at 19″ – Small Crate Front & Back
  • 4 – 1×2 at 19″ – Small Crate Front & Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-1/2″ x 21″ – Large Crate Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 8″ x 14-1/2″ – Large Crate Sides
  • 4 – 1×3 at 22-1/2″ – Large Crate Front & Back
  • 2 – 1×2 at 22-1/2″ – Large Crate Front & Back

Homestyle sideboard plans

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs, the side frames, and the side panels. Maintaining the overall dimensions of the 1×6 pieces (5-1/2″ x 16″) draw a fancy curve in the lower edge of each board, then cut out with a jigsaw or bandsaw. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as all four edges of the panels. Secure the frame pieces to the panels using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Secure the panel assembly to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Position the panel assembly so that the inside face is flush with the inside face of the legs.

Homestyle sideboard plans-Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the back frame, the front stretchers, and the back panel. Maintaining the overall dimensions of the 1×6 pieces (5-1/2″ x 16″) draw a fancy curve in the lower edge of each board, then cut out with a jigsaw or bandsaw. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as all four edges of the panels. Secure the frame pieces to the panels using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Secure the panel assembly to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Position the panel assembly so that the inside face is flush with the inside face of the legs.

Secure the front stretchers to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The inside face of the stretchers will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

Homestyle sideboard plans-Back

Homestyle sideboard plans-Front StretchersStep Three

Cut the pieces for the shelf and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the shelf to the 1×6 stretcher and frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face of the shelf will be flush with the top edge of the stretcher.

Homestyle sideboard plans-Shelf

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the dividers and cut the notches with a jigsaw or bandsaw. Drill pocket holes as shown treating each piece as a left and a right so that the pocket holes on the dividers face each other when installed. Secure the dividers to the front stretcher, back, and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Homestyle sideboard plans-Dividers 1

Homestyle sideboard plans-Dividers 2Step Five

Cut the pieces for the top panel and the top trim. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the panel and one end only of each side trim piece. Secure the side trim pieces first using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, then secure the front trim piece in the same manner.

The front and sides of the top will overhang by 1″. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the top into the sides, back, dividers, and front stretcher.

Homestyle sideboard plans-Top 1

Homestyle sideboard plans-Top 2To build the crates:

Cut the pieces for the bottom, sides, front and back. Secure the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Secure the front and back pieces to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Secure the bottom slat piece first, making it flush with the bottom of the crate, then secure the top slat piece. The 1×2 slat piece will be spaced in the center.

A coat of paste wax can be applied to the bottom of each crate so that they slide easily in the openings. Nail-on teflon furniture feet can also be used.

Homestyle sideboard plans-SmCrateBS

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This sideboard would be a great addition in an entryway to corral smaller items such as folding umbrellas, gloves, keys, etc. It would also be great in a dining room to store linens! Have any questions about the Homestyle sideboard plans? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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Originally posted 2014-04-23 08:00:51.

Designs by Studio C is your DIY connection to How-To information, DIY projects and free furniture plans. Have questions about the plans? Contact me at cher@designsbystudioc.com!