Planked Wood Sideboard

Submitted by mquimby12 on Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:42

I used Ana's plans and Hillary's suggestions to build this extra large buffet.  It took probably 25-30 hours if you consider the extra trips to Home Depot and Lowe's because I didn't yet have the proper tools.  I used Annie Sloan's French Linen as my base coat, Old White as my dry brush coat, Annie Sloan Clear Wax throughout and Dark Wax in the crevices.  This was my first big league build, so I had to recruit a skilled neighbor for assistance with the drawers and doors.  My two recommendations would be to ensure the piece is square at every step, and to cut the wood as you go.  Don't make all the cuts at once because there will be adjustments.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Annie Sloan French Linen dry brushed with Old White
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:12

Thanks for your comment! I used Minwax Early American and a matte poly finish. My intention was to paint the top, but someone convinced me to stain it to see how it would look. I liked the stained version better.


Wed, 11/04/2015 - 09:06

I'm building this a we the sides finished this weekend.  Question:  Did you router the exposed front, top and side edges?


Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:10

I think you mean along the bottom? If so, I basically purchased some baseboard moulding at Lowe's. I didn't care that it was primed because my plan was to paint it.

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