Prices for sideboards are high! And it's impossible to find one wider than 72". I have a kitchen window that's eight feet (96") wide. I wanted a sideboard for my patio that's just outside our window. I needed it to be as wide as the window. So I used the plans for the shanty sideboard and altered them to widen the sideboard to 96". I routed out hidden handles in the top piece of each door and used hidden hinges to keep a clean look.
I created three sections with the middle one wide enough to store four wooden folding chairs on horizontal slides covered with felt. In the two end sections, I added short drawers to easily store things like charcoal and spa supplies.
I finished the piece in dark walnut and had a granite countertop installed to finish it off.
The plans were easy to adjust to my needs and easy to build. The hardest part was making the end pieces fit my slightly angled patio floor while keeping the sideboard level. I had a fun time using Kregg fasteners to assemble the front and sides.