Friday, March 18, 2011

DIY Small Sideboard

I built a small sideboard table for Mr. & Mrs. B.

diy small sideboard

small sideboard table

diy sideboard table

Thanks again to Ana White and her fabulous plans.  I combined the plans from here and here to make this custom sideboard. (This one measures 42"l x 13"w x 30"h.)

The space was previously occupied by a desk which was too deep, compromising the space for the dining chair and not functional as a desk in the space.

clunky desk before

Mr. & Mrs. B wanted a sideboard deep enough to hold platters and baskets and have two drawers for storage.

small sideboard after

Their all white kitchen provided an easy answer to the finish choice: white semi gloss.

sideboard with 2 drawers

Here's the basic structure complete:

sideboard carcass build

Finished with one coat primer, two coats white semi gloss.

diy 2 drawer sideboard

The drawers are simple boxes with pulls easy to slide in and out.

small sideboard drawer interior

small sideboard drawer

For safety and to avoid the entire drawer sliding out onto someones foot, I added safety cabinet clips to the back edge:

safety clip sideboard drawer

To get the drawer completely out you must depress the clip.  And that way this little guy below won't be able to pull the drawer all the way out:

sideboard drawer with dark hardware

A good experience with customizing and now Mr. & Mrs. B (and little B) have a furniture piece that works for their space.

diy 2 drawer sideboard


  1. good job! :) love those handles too

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  3. Looks fabulous! I just refinished my own sideboard in white and will be posting the completed pictures soon also! I notice the child locks... and I have to say that I'm amazed at your ambition to build something like that with babies! I swear, I find myself working in my DIY projects in between naps :)

  4. Love the clean lines on this--Mr. and Mrs. B have got to be very happy with the finished result!

  5. Great work! I've been visiting your blog for follower today!

  6. love how clean & light this piece is! cute!

    we'd love for you to link this @ our weekend party :)

  7. Oh, my goodness! You're so smart and this looks wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Awesome!!! There is NOT a thing your make, that I would not love to have!! In other words, everything you do is BEAUTIFUL!

  9. This is amazing. It looks fabulous.

  10. That is brilliant. I'v been wanting one of these for a long time. I'm so impressed.

    Lisa x

  11. That sideboard looks amazing and will be such a useful piece of furniture because of its small scale.

  12. Very simple and clean! I agree with the narrow thing. This looks like it fits the space better.

  13. Wow you did an amazing job! I'd love it if you would link this up at my new Link Party tomorrow! Thanks a bunch.

  14. Wow... just came over from Ana-white to let you know that you did an amazing job! I'm a new follower to your blog as well!