We loved the shanty sideboard and corresponding hutch. We painted the project in an offwhite with a brown glaze (consisting of 4 parts Behr faux glaze to 1 part minwax espresso stain). The only modifications to the plan are 3/4" trim pieces in the top part to hide the plywood, remove 1/4 inch from the sideboard shelves to allow room for doors to shut, and apply trim to the cabinet doors to dress it up a little.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
birch plywood and paint ready trim
semi gloss off white paint (behr paint that includes the primer) and glaze made up of behr faux glaze mixed with minwax stain - consisting of 4 parts Behr faux glaze to 1 part minwax espresso stain. We painted on the glaze then waited a minute and started rubbing off. Kind of tricky but if its too heavy we just had a wet cloth and took it all off.
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