Oak - Hutch And Buffet

Submitted by UeckerFan on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 17:43

This project was on the honey-do list. My wife was looking for antiques and had a pretty specific look she wanted this one fit. It was a fun and relatively fast build. I choose Oak as that is the most regular wood I use and had some on hand.

I modified the dimensions a bit making the hutch a foot taller and the buffet a little larger in width and smaller in depth. I used full extension ball bearing drawer slides for the drawers.

I rabbeted the back in and put a middle brace in for support and so that I could hide the back seam. I don't like to face nail face frames, but for this it turned out pretty nice nonetheless.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Red Oak
Finish Used
I used min-wax pre-stain conditioner, followed by special walnut stain, then 1 coat of satin pre-catalyzed lacquer, then 320 sand paper, then a second coat of lacquer.
Recommended Skill Level


Lasso the Moon

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 11:52

Oh, man could I use one of those in my house. At some point I'd like to flank a doorway with two "half versions" of a hutch like this one. Yours is beautiful. Love the oak!
Btw--combining those two plans--brilliant!