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Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard

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Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard

If you are one of those lucky people who has an abundance of pallets, not only am I jealous, but this is the project for you! Of course, pallet wood doesn’t have to be used with the sieboard… Regular lumber with a little distressing will do the trick, also! Plus, the finished table doesn’t have to be used as a sideboard… It can be a craft table or even a work bench, which is how I’m going to use it. I drew the plans to build a Napa Style inspired San Marcos sideboard using plywood for the shelves and top for a more economical option. If a planked look is desired, the plans have also been drawn to accommodate 1×3 planks for the shelves and top. I’ve also included two methods of assembly – one option is using a pocket hole jig and pocket hole screws, and the other option is using countersunk screws.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Copy

Materials:

  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws  and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws or
  • 2-1/2” screws
  • 1-1/4″ screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 5 – 2×4 at 8’
  • 1 – 2×2 at 4′
  • 6 – 1×4 at 8’
  • 4 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 2 – sheets of ¾” plywood

Cut List:

  • 8 – 2×4 at 31-1/4” – Legs
  • 12 – 2×4 at 17-1/2” – Leg Stretchers
  • 12 – 1×2 at 18-1/2” – Leg Connectors
  • 24 – 2×2 at 1-1/2” – Leg Connector Supports (for countersunk screw method only)
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/2” x 69-1/2” – Shelves
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 20-1/2” x 69-1/2” – Top
  • 4 – 1×2 at 20-1/2” – Side Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 24” – Angled Side Trim
  • 4 – 1×4 at 11-3/8” – Middle Aprons
  • 4 – 1×4 at 20-1/2” – Side Aprons
  • 6 – 1×4 at 71” – Long Aprons

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the side stretchers.

If using the pocket hole method, drill pocket holes in each end of the stretchers. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

If using the countersunk screw method, draw lines on the outside of the legs for placement of the screws. Drill countersunk holes, then attach the side stretchers using glue and 2-1/2″ screws.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Legs

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the connectors.

If using the pocket hole method, drill pocket holes in each end of the connectors. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

If using the countersunk screw method, blocks will have to be cut and screws to the legs 3/4″ below the dimension for the connectors. Attach the blocks to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ screws. Attach the connectors to the blocks using glue and 1-1/4″ screws.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Connectors

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the shelves.

If using the pocket hole method, drill pocket holes in each long edge of the shelves. Attach to the connectors as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Also secure the shelves to the 2×4 supports using countersunk 1-1/4″ screws.

If using the countersunk screw method, attach the shelves to the 2×4 supports using countersunk 1-1/4″ screws.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Shelves

Step Four

Cut the piece for the top.

For either method, secure the top using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws through the top into the 2×4 supports as well as the top of the legs.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Top

The remaining pieces will be attached using countersunk 1-1/4″ screws.

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the side trim pieces. Attach to the sides as shown using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws into the legs. Cut the pieces for the angled trim. Cut the angle as shown and attach using glue and 1-1/4″ countersunk screws into the legs and middle 2×4 leg stretchers.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Side Trim

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Mid Trim 1

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Mid Trim 2Step Six

Cut the pieces for the middle aprons. Cut the angle as shown, then attach to the sides as shown using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws into the legs.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Mid Apron 1Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Mid Apron 2

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the side aprons. Attach as shown using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws into the leg stretchers.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Side Aprons

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the long stretchers. Attach as shown using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws into the leg connectors.

Plans to Build a Napa Style Inspired San Marcos Sideboard_Long Aprons

Fill the holes and finish as desired.

The sideboard isn’t just for the dining room or entryway… The sideboard can be used as a craft table or a work table! Plans for the matching crates are here! Have any questions about the plans to build a Napa Style inspired San Marcos sideboard? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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