Kitchen Buffet

Submitted by bbcarey on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 07:20

We wanted a buffet for our kitchen- but couldn't find just the right plan. So I modified the "Dresser with open bottom shelf" slightly to remove one shelf and enclose the bottom with Doors. We matched the colors from our dining room set (black bases with stained seats and table top). The glass was purchased from a local company and is called 'cord glass' to match some other custom cabinets in our home. I do have the sketchup plans- been trying to clean them up so I can get a plan posted... but can email them in their current state if anyone wants them.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$400 (but can be done for less)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine and Oak
Finish Used
High quality latex with Floetrol additive for smooth finish. If I were to redo it I'd spray it on as it wasn't as smooth as I'd wished. I matched the top stain with our kitchen dining room set.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

GotWood

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 10:42

Wow, BBCAREY! Great job! I love the way this looks and it shows that you put a lot of hard work into it. I like your choice in pulls... very nice, but doesn't pull any focus away from the buffet.

In reply to by GotWood

bbcarey

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 11:30

Thanks- I didn't say but this actually was my first BIG project from Ana-white. It did take me longer than I anticipated (two long weekends) the painting was probably the most time consuming as I was trying to get it 'spray on' like- but didn't quite achieve that look.

Re. the pulls; I think there was a total of 5 trips to Menards and HD with different options being considered- we finally went with these as due to the large drawer size all others seemed to be under-per-portioned. So thank you - glad to see it shows well.

Appreciate your comments!!

Tuyetti (not verified)

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 11:34

This is beautiful! You did an amazing job. This is exactly what I was looking for to finish my dining room. May I please see your plans? Thank you so much.

Tuyetticonfetti@yahoo.com

dhendy13

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 16:36

This piece if a beauty. Your hard work does show very well.

I would like it, if you don't mind, if you could send me the plans. That would be awesome. I will email you if I need to to get something explained.

Just moved into a new home and this piece would go great in the dining room.

Thanks,
dana
dhendy13@yahoo.com

viola

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:13

Mr Carey, I love your buffet. I to would love to have your version of this plan doors and all. Thank you for sharing...Vi

StacieM

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 20:53

This is exactly the type of thing I've been wanting to make for our dining room. Great Job!

Crystal12345 (not verified)

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:54

Looks beautiful! Can I please have the plans as well? Been looking for something just like this to build. Great job! Vpihoney@gmail.com. Thanks!

mexiian1

Sun, 12/18/2011 - 13:06

bbcarey, I love the way that this buffet looks. Is the top one solid piece of wood? I can't tell from the picture.

In reply to by mexiian1

bbcarey

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 14:48

The top is actually a 3/4" oak veneered plywood with 1x3 (sides) and 1x4 (ends) framing. I used a friend's biscuit joiner and glued the sides on with biscuits. I thought about using pocket holes but wasn't sure how to make the boards stay straight... and had used a biscuit joiner before - so opted for that. Let me know - I can send the google sketchup plans if you want them.

mexiian1

Sun, 12/18/2011 - 13:17

bbcarey, I love the way that this buffet looks. Is the top one solid piece of wood? I can't tell from the picture. Also, I would really like to see your plans for this too, if you wouldn't mind e-mailing me. Thanks!

Patrick (not verified)

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 16:14

My wife and I think that this buffet looks great. You have done a great job. We were thinking about making one also. Could you please send the plans to maverikck2002@yahoo.com. Thanks ahead of time.

amp024 (not verified)

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 12:41

The buffet is almost a replica of what i am looking for in our dining room except it will cost less than 1/2 the price to make it! I LOVE the buffet. Could you send me the plans please? Amp024@ymail.com

amp024 (not verified)

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 12:41

The buffet is almost a replica of what i am looking for in our dining room except it will cost less than 1/2 the price to make it! I LOVE the buffet. Could you send me the plans please? Amp024@ymail.com

nkpearson

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 22:11

The Buffet looks awesome! You have done an amazing job. I really like the glass doors.

Neal

Claudia Ingles (not verified)

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 04:07

Mr Carey, this buffet looks stunning!!!And I've been looking for one(ready to buy) for quite some time and nothing!!! Did you use spray paint to achieve the SO SMOOTH look? It really looks amazing!!!
Can I also receive your plans by email?Thank you!!
sofingles@hotmail.com

KATHY W (not verified)

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 20:02

This looks great!!! you did a wonderful job on it!!

tcaffrey

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 15:29

I would love the plans if you have them!!! Excatly what I have been looking for!! Thanks it looks great

bbcarey

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 19:25

I saw on another post that the sketchup model could be shared to the warehouse- which of course I knew but totally forgot. So- I've uploaded the model for this buffet to the warehouse and it should be able to be accessed from this link:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=8acc2d1db12502a9cc04…

If I had the patience to work up an actual plan I would - but hopefully the sketchup model will help - there should be dimensions and I have the cut list in the model as well. Still let me know if you have questions and I would LOVE to see anyone else's finished project!

bbcarey

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 08:02

Glad it helped- I need to learn how to post a plan- but for now sharing the sketchup plan I am hoping helps (I have some other plans out there as well). I do all my projects ahead of time in Sketchup to plan for materials etc..

mommap7200

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:50

Any chance you still have these plans? I can't see them on sketchup.

mommap7200

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 19:11

Do you happen to still have the plans for this buffet? My email address is purplecat22@hotmail.com if youre able to send them. I would love them. This buffet is really nice and the sketchup plans are not working for me.