Create a Buffet With Basket Storage

Add extra shelves to a console table to create a buffet with plenty of dining room storage.

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Materials Needed:

  • measuring tape
  • electric jigsaw
  • circular saw
  • sanding block or electric hand sander
  • 80-grit sandpaper
  • 1 - 4' x 8' sheet of smooth, paint-grade plywood
  • pencil
  • sheet of paper
  • paintbrush
  • 1 gallon of water-based primer
  • 1 gallon of semi-gloss, latex paint
  • nail gun
  • small nails
  • level
  • protective eyewear
  • ventilation mask

Choose a Console Table

Any console table with extra long legs that can be painted will do.

Measure for Shelves

Using a measuring tape, determine the distances between all four of the table's legs and write them down on a sheet of paper.

Draw Lines

To create the first shelf, draw four lines, in the shape of a rectangle, that equal the length of the measurements in the previous step onto a sheet of smooth, paint-grade plywood.

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