Tool Storage Sideboard

My family and I are constantly looking for ways to save space and still enjoy the look of our 1500 sq/f apartment. Due to all of our different intrests and hobbies, along with a lack of storage solutions, i do a lot of building on the patio.

Tools for all of these projects always seem to scatter throughout the place, so my lovely wife decided it was time for a little storage project. So that's just what I set to work on.

The Planked Wood Sideboard was perfect for this!

There is one major deviation from the plan on the site. Rather than hinge two doors for the center area, I made one big panel with trim and plywood, held in with two cabinet magnets, that removes completely.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
cedar, white wood, and cheap ply
Finish Used
I Tea Stained the sideboard to get at the distressed wood look. Easy stuff and basically no cost. Dont forget to sand and clean all dust from surface.

Make a jar of sun tea (a couple of tea bags in a jar of water out on the patio for the day).

Put a steel wool pad in a 3/4 full jar of vinegar and let sit for at least 10 hours. The longer it sits the darker your project can look.

Brush or wipe on a coat of tea and let dry completely.

Brush on vinegar mixture and let dry. Different woods have different results!
Recommended Skill Level

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