Tuesday, November 1, 2016

DIY Dining Room Sideboard

Gearing up for the holidays and I needed a small sideboard for my dining room so I designed and built this console to fit my space.

diy dining room sideboard with 3 drawers

In a land of behemoth size retail furniture it's hard to find a small scale sideboard so why not build it yourself?  I promise there is no drawer glide hardware involved almost all straight cuts so I would consider this to be a beginner project.  (I tapered the base of the legs but that's optional.)

diy dining room sideboard with 3 drawers

I put together free plans for everyone available at BuildSomething.com, they are step by step instructions including a supply list and cut list.  If you aren't familiar with BuildSomething it is Kreg's new DIY project plan site with hundreds of free plans to build all kinds of furniture.  Kreg makes the awesome Kreg Jig pocket hole jig which is a must have tool for anyone building DIY furniture.

diy dining room sideboard with 3 drawers

diy dining room sideboard with 3 drawers

Are you ready for the holidays?  Do you have an empy space that would be perfect for this sideboard?

diy dining room sideboard with 3 drawers

For all the details please see the project plan post at BuildSomething.com.  Below are a few of my building process notes and tips.

diy dining room sideboard sides

Step 2: When making the side panels be sure to make mirror images.  That 1x3 portion sticking out is vital to the drawer operation and you want it on the interior of both sides.

diy dining room sideboard top

Step 8: When adding the top (back view) be sure your 1 1/4" wood screws are countersunk into the frame.

diy dining room sideboard finish

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I opted to paint the base and drawers using DecoArt Americana Decor satin enamel in dark denim.  Once dry, sand to distress the edges and apply Minwax stain in Early American.  Then apply two coats of clear satin polyureathane.  Attach drawer hardware (I used these) and place in your home!

diy dining room sideboard free plans

Disclaimer: I have partnered with BuildSomething to bring you this post.  I was provided product and / or compensation however all thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own.


  1. It's absolutely lovely.
    I could use something like this in my hall to my bedroom!
    Thanks for sharing.
    diane @ @ thoughts&shots

  2. Jaime your sideboard is gorgeous! Love that dark denim color, wow.

  3. what type of wood did you use?

    1. This sideboard is all pine boards. Check the plans here: https://www.buildsomething.com/plans/P8A19ECECEF7C5BAE/DiningRoomSideboard for a complete list of supplies.