My mom asked me to build her a buffet to match the Provence style dining table I built her a few months ago. I used the Providence Table plan as a jumping off point. Here’s a quick breakdown of the changes I made to the plan:
• Supply list – 3 2x6x12′ boards for the top
2 2x6x10′ boards for the shelf
5 2x4x8 boards for the legs and supports
• Design – I cut the legs to the same dimension, but flipped the legs 90 degrees so the profile matched the table’s. I placed the leg support 4″ from the ground, again to match the dining table. I added a shelf by drilling the 10′ 2×6′s down onto the leg supports, and used scrap 2×4′s under the center to keep it from dipping. I nixed the center top support, and decided to keep the cross supports at the same angles and length, but doubled them and used scrap 2×4 cut at 18″ wide (the width of the buffet) to span the three boards so the center wouldn’t dip or warp over time.
We chose cedar to match the table and cut down on chemicals, but it could cost a lot less if you used untreated pine for indoor use. Either way, $120 for a twelve foot long buffet isn't too shabby!