Farmhouse Wine Buffet

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Wine buffet made from pine. Hope you guys like it.

Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Husky HVLP spray gun, Black spray paint undercoat, Gliddon satin off white overcoat sanded down.
Estimated Cost: 


Is there a plan for this?  I LOVE it and want to pass it along to my husband to make :)

hey guys i'm thrilled that you like this. unfortunately i don't have a plan for it. i never could work from plans. one or two small cut mistakes and you screw the whole thing up. it wasnt the easiest thing to make but it wasnt the hardest. if your husband needs help, i could email him instructions.

Yes! Please send them my way! Even a general guide would be GREAT :)

be advised, this is not a plan. it is merely a reference or guideline. 
having a kreg pocket hole jig will save a ton of time and add strength to this piece. also having a brad nailer will save a lot of time as well. if you have any confusion, dont be afraid to ask for i will be glad to help. excuse my grammar hah.

following the salsa console is not a bad idea. you could just not do the top middle drawer and put a wine glass holder there instead.

it starts with the doors. cut 1 1x4 in to 4 pieces the same length. make sure to sand down the edges or you wont be able to see the lines when you screw or glue them together. it helps to clamp 2 straight boards at a 90 degree angle on the edges of your work bench so that when you assemble your 1x4's together, they will be straight and square. 

next comes the glass holder. cut your wine glass holder if it is too long but make sure you cut it even. you cant just pick a length and cut it. you have to make sure you cut on the edge of a row and not in the middle where a glass would hang. mine ended up being 18 inches so i worked around that.

      next comes the face frame which is the trickiest part. put your doors side by side and measure the width. i dont remember so lets just say both doors have a combined width of 28 inches. the doors need a clearance of 1/4th of and inch for the hinges so add 1/4 to each door which makes 1/2 and add that to 28. now you have 28 1/2. now add the wine glass holder width of 18 inches. now you have 46 1/2 inches. you will have 2 1x2's that separate the doors from the wine holder and the wine glass holder. these are really only 1 and 3/4 inches so add those as well. now you have 49 inches. so now you have the width to cut your face frame rails. my top rail is a 1x2 cut 49 inches long. my bottom rail is a 1x3 also cut 49 inches long. 
     there are 2 middle rails, one under the wine glass holder and one under the wine bottle holder. they are both 1x2's cut the same length as the glass holder which is 18 inches.
     now the 2 vertical styles on the inside of the doors (outside of the the middle section) are the same length of the doors with 1/4 of an inch added. this is to give 1/8 inch clearance on the top and on the bottom. say your door is 27 inches tall, make your inside style 27 and 1/4 inches long.
     then make your 2 outside styles, these can be however long you want. i made mine 1 inch longer than the rest of my face frame. 

     now assemble your face frame using whatever method you are comfortable with. i used pocket screws. make sure you make enough room for glasses to hang. 

     make your cabinet however you want. there are no rules. the only important thing is to place your inside ply-wood walls on the outside half of the face frame styles. this is important in order to hide the edges of the wine lattice. look at the picture. check out how the lattice edges are hidden and try to imitate that.

     after the top is assembled, turn the piece upside down to attach the glass holder. you will need to stack a couple boards in able to get the holder flush. i used a brad nailer to secure this.

     the last tricky part is the wine lattice. the lattice and boards go in in layers like a sandwich. first place a 1x2 on the inside on the bottom and top. then goes the first lattice piece. then goes a 1x6 board on the bottom and top to separate the 2 lattice pieces. then goes the second lattice piece. after that goes a 1x3 on the top and the bottom. 
     after that, cut a piece of panel board to size and put it behind the 1x3 and secure it in place. i used a brad nailer for all of that.

     the rest is just trimming it up and painting or staining.

You can buy that molding from specialty suppliers. But you could easily make an equivalent with square molding and 1x3 if you can't find the specialty molding.

I love the routed detailing.  And when I enlarge the image, it looks even more incredible.  This is a really great job and I just love the attention to details here!

Thank you for the instructional.  I hope to use these for our home, as well.

Gorgeous hunk a wooden French Provençal beauty. I really admire your work. So very very much. I have had a situation lately that caused one of my favorite armoires to fairly well die (it caught a dry wood termite among other things) and it seems the $80 plus sandpaper & paint won't get me anything like it in these days. It would be $1500+ for anything like it, but I'm sure you know that :) Your work gives me some hope.
Many thanks & good wishes,

Hey Christine, there are a lot of instructions on the internet about finishing. Charles Neil is a great one. The Wood Whisperer is also good and WWGOA is also a great source. Thanks for the nice words. I hope this information helps you some.


Do you think you could post some more pictures? I'd like to see it from different angles. Thank you, and great work.