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Stickley-style sideboard. Reproduction of a 1912 Craftsman Furniture piece. Features quartersawn white oak construction, 4 drawers, and two storage compartments. Overall dimensions: 56" long, 21"wide, 49" tall. Est. cost: $700 for lumber and up to $1000 for copper hardware.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 50, 67

How to build a wall-mounted buffet shelf from plywood.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1978 (v.10#3) pg. 60

Plans are available for building a 60"x24"x32" high buffet. Cupboards store small appliances and serving items. Top slides out in two sections from the center, revealing a recessed area for a plastic pan of ice.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1971 (v.49#3) pg. 60

Plans are available for building a 48"x18"x32" high contemporary style buffet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1971 (v.49#3) pg. 62

Photo shows simple buffet built from four shutters, plastic laminate, plywood and pine. Est. cost: $40.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 44

Photo shows buffet built from a trio of unpainted chests. Top of plastic laminate is added. Est. cost: $95.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 52

Photo shows a wall-hung mini-buffet made from oak and plywood with a tile top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 57

Photo shows a contemporary wall-hung buffet and storage unit built from plywood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 57

Plans are available for this castered serving buffet and room divider with hinged leaves that open on one side. Unit can be closed to form a 36"x18"x30" bookcase.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 63

Versatile buffet/chair/storage unit is a table surface over 7 ft. long, 24" high, and 24" deep. Four castered cube chairs (with storage areas inside) store beneath the table.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1971 (v.49#11) pg. 65

Photo shows wall-hung buffet, 72" long, 24" high and 18" deep, made from plywood. Finished unit is painted with "wet-look" enamel and five wood strips are added in a banded effect. Est. cost: $55.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 42

Ten pages of projects you can build using simple box construction. Includes photo of a modern wall-hung sideboard. Unit is given a modern appearance by carrying the bright yellow of the door fronts around the wall and across the ceiling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 93

Photo shows buffet 68" long, 20" wide and 32" high that is divided into four compartments. Made of 3/4" exterior plywood and weatherproofed with stain and sealer, this unit can be used outside. Est. cost: $78.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 30

Photo shows how an instant buffet can be created by sewing floor-length runners into a cover for a card table. Est. cost: $11.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 49

Photo shows how to build a buffet that is wall hung and consists of three wall-hung cubes (one of which has small drawers) and a top of 1" thick oak. Est. cost: $57.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 75

Photo shows how to build a contemporary buffet 65" wide, 16" deep and 31" high. Sliding doors on the front are covered with reflective paper. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 127

How to build a wall-hung buffet with storage for tableware behind sliding plate glass mirror doors. Version shown wraps around a corner.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 61

Sideboard divider has a top rack to hold plates and serving pieces, a counter height serving/work surface and storage compartments in the base. Plans must be ordered. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 81

A hutch/buffet you can construct from plywood. The addition of moldings creates a cornice and gives doors and drawers a paneled effect. Unit is 60" long, 78" high, with a 16" deep base and 12" deep hutch cabinets on top. Can be either a built-in or free-standing unit.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1978 (v.56#8) pg. 60

Free-standing buffet/room divider is 72"x30"x79" high. Features storage drawers, shelves and serving surface. Constructed from 2x4's, 1x4's, hardboard and plywood. Estimated cost: $99.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 30, 45

Tip: Three-ft. square coffee table is hinged so top can be folded in half and placed on upright base to serve as a small buffet. Estimated cost: $55.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 73

Flip-over buffet/server. This wall-mounted plywood cabinet features vertical slots for storing dishes and silverware. When open, the top becomes a large (60"x16") serving shelf ideal for buffet suppers. Dimensions: 60"x16"x15".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1983 (v.61#6) pg. 17

Attractive sideboard (17"x52"x36" tall) features several time-saving features (ready-to-assemble dovetailed drawers, drawer slides, and adjustable hinges).
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 2000 (v.23#9) pg. 52

Buffet and hutch. This tradional cabinet constructed of solid cherry uses mortise and tenon joinery done with a hand router and table saw. Overall dimensions: 60" wide, 72" tall, 18" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1985 (v.8#5) pg. 9, 28

Buffet-server in a classic style. Top features two fold-out wings that double the top surface. The base has a single drawer, constructed to look like two, balancing a pair of doors that conceal a two-shelf storage space.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1986 (v.9#12) pg. 50

Buffet server features a black laminate top surrounded with wood edging (36"x21") which opens up to form a 72"x21" serving top. The basic cabinet is made from oak plywood and fitted with two storage drawers, two frame-and-panel doors and bracket feet.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 40
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1989 (v.12#8) pg. 7
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1990 (v.13#10) pg. 8

Pine buffet features two large frame-and-panel doors and a choice of decorative moldings (trims). Overall dimensions: 19"x49"x28" tall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1994 (v.17#4) pg. 24

Curly maple side table. Four turned legs, 2 storage drawers and two drop leaves. Closed top measures 23"x21". Open top measures 23"x42". Height is 30".
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1981 (v.12#1) pg. 37

Wall-hung decorative buffet shelf is quicker to make than a buffet, but does the job just as well. Shelf is 12" wide and 52" long.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 23 1982 (v.95#3) pg. 76, 138

Wall-hung bookcase and matching buffet with decorative plastic-lined doors. Constructed of 3/4" plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #105 Aug 1968 (v.18#4) pg. 42

Buffet storage wall for a dining room has two floor-to-ceiling cabinets that store dishes and equipment. A fold-out counter top is mounted between them to provide serving space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #169 Jan 1976 (v.26#1) pg. 32

Walnut sideboard features a plastic laminate top, storage drawer, storage cabinet behind two doors, and three 1/4-circle open shelves on each end. Overall dimensions: 36" tall, 14" deep, 59" long. Est. cost: $340.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 86

A Southern huntboard (similar to a sideboard, but taller). Detailed drawing shows dimensions and construction details. Overall dimensions: 49" wide, 17" deep, 39" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 74

Designing with veneers. Buffet tables built with torsion box techniques are covered with veneer to create various illusions.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 77

Deep sideboard/buffet (18"x64") opens up to a deep desk or dining table (36"x64"). Styling is similar to the simple elegance of Chinese furniture of the Ming dynasty (mid 14th to mid 17th century). Features exposed joinery and graceful splayed legs. Top features rosewood-veneered panels set into a rosewood frame.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 38

Building a sideboard with shop-sawn veneer. Features a case consisting of three drawers and two cabinets that is supported by four gently-curved legs and stretchers. Overall dimensions: 38"x16"x33" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #107 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 44

Building an Arts-and-Crafts sideboard. Overall dimensions: 70"x23"x35" tall. Features three large drawers in the center flanked by breadboard-end doors decorated with carved inlay. Part 1. Carcase construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 36

Building an Arts-and-Crafts sideboard. Part 2. Adding drawers and doors to a basic carcase.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 78
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 10

Building an Arts-and-Crafts sideboard. Part 3. Top, pulls and handles, inlay and finishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 68

Component-built sideboard. Separate assemblies (upper case, lower case, base, sliding doors and drawer box) make construction manageable. Careful detailing produces a unified design featuring curved and tapered legs, frame-and-panel construction, and an oriental styles. Overall dimensions: 47"x17"x39" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 44

Sideboard strategies. With this four-part construction system, you can design and build sideboards in any style (Shaker, Federal, Arts-and-Crafts, ...).
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 42

Beautiful built-ins. (1) Window seat flanked by chests of drawers topped with bookshelves. Est. cost: $600. (2) Bedroom divider serves as a headboard on one side and large bookcase on the other. Est. cost: $250. (3) Window alcove holds a buffet with ceramic tile top, drawers, and storage cabinets. Est. cost: $250. (4) Floor-to-ceiling book shelves flank both sides of a chimney at the end of a room with a cathedral ceiling. Est. cost: $600.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 31

Unique divider wall looks like a walk-in fireplace with a built-in cabinet (buffet). Wooden frame is faced with sheetrock and imitation brick. Unit measures 6-ft. long.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #577 Jun 1976 (v.72) pg. 42

Build a basic credenza (buffet) and finish in 1 of 3 styles: (1) Early American cherry with 4 raised panel doors. (2) Traditional oak with 2 doors and 3 drawers. (3) English Regency in mahogany.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #632 Jan 1981 (v.77) pg. 76

Elegant Georgia huntboard (sideboard) features five storage drawers. Overall diminsions: 56" long, 18" wide, 41" tall.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #677 Sep 1984 (v.80) pg. 46

Simple box type buffet uses plywood grill doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1963 (v.119#1) pg. 158

Plan for an 11" wide buffet which holds linens, dishes, etc. and looks like it is built into the wall. Floor-to-ceiling height and width to suit the builder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1968 (v.130#4) pg. 177

Early American serving cabinet has bypass doors, concealing two shelves and a drawer. Unit is 36" high, 14" deep and 38" wide.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1971 (v.136#5) pg. 156

Piano bar, designed to wrap around the back and sides of a spinet-sized piano, can also be used as a bed headboard or the bottom part of a buffet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 74

Roll-around bed table features two pedestals which straddle a twin-size bed. Can also be used as a serving buffet. Fold-down leaves open up to make the top seven feet long.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1974 (v.141#6) pg. 156

Build an elegant Victorian sideboard (server) in oak and topped with Italian marble. Dimensions: 48" wide, 36" tall, 18" deep. Has 6 drawers and 1 compartment for storage.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1983 (v.159#5) pg. 102

Build this striking mahogany sideboard for china, linens and silver. It features three roomy storage compartments and a large center drawer for silverware. Requires some veneer work. Overall dimensions: 19" wide, 36" high, 61" long.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1986 (v.163#11) pg. 124

Handsome mahogany sideboard features 4 drawers and 4 frame-and-panel doors concealing four storage areas. Overall dimensions: 20" deep, 36" high, 72" long. Build it using only portable power tools and specially designed jigs for repetitive tasks. Complete instructions for a matching dining table and chair are also included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1987 (v.164#11) pg. 116

Built-in Spanish-style buffet features lighted semi-circular arches. Constructed of 1/4" wood-textured hardboard and pine.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1967 (v.191#3) pg. 168

Buffet with built-in dining table which opens up to 42"x60".
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1967 (v.191#5) pg. 165

Buffet with woven panel sides.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1968 (v.193#1) pg. 121

Wall-mounted Mediterranean style buffet features a slate top and wrought iron support brackets.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1972 (v.201#6) pg. 90, 107

Part of the wainscoting of a dining room is actually a wall-mounted folding table that can be lifted up to become a serving buffet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1975 (v.207#4) pg. 144

Through-the-wall cabinets. Tips on building Scandinavian-style cabinets and serving counter into the wall of a kitchen dinette when there isn't room for a free-standing china cabinet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1988 (v.232#3) pg. 80

Master craftsman's small buffet features a trapezoid-shaped top, large storage cabinet with doors, and four curved legs that are wider at the top and bottom than in the middle. Overall dimensions: 42"x18"x32" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #84 May 1995 (v.14#6) pg. 30, 33

Simple steps to build a stately classic sideboard (huntboard or buffet) with six legs, two large storage drawers and two cabinets with frame-and-panel doors. Overall dimensions: 62"x20"x39" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #87 Nov 1995 (v.15#3) pg. 24

Mission-style server is a scaled-down version of a Stickley sideboard. Built of white oak using through-tenons with beveled edges. Overall dimensions: 40"x18"x43" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #107 Mar 1999 (v.19#1) pg. 50, Insert

Photo shows how to build a folding shelf that can be used to hold plants or as a serving buffet. Shelf is 8-ft. long, 9" wide and attaches to a railing, fence or wall.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 172

Shaker-style buffet (60"x17"x32" high) has two 28" wide drawers above two cabinet compartments, each closed off by two frame-and-panel doors.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 42

Mission-style buffet complements the table and chairs featured in earlier issues. The carcase (50"x18"x17" deep) has three center drawers flanked on each side by a frame-and-panel door. End panels raise the buffet to a height of 33".
WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 62

Classic country collection. (1) Two-drawer sideboard with 20"x72" top, four legs, and open display shelf just 6" above floor level. (2) Whatnot with two shelves (9"x48" and 7"x43") above a row of Shaker pegs. (3) Stenciled country table lamp with simple square wooden base.
WOOD MAGAZINE #92 Nov 1996 (v.13#8) pg. 53, 59, 62
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #98 Aug 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 4

Country buffet and cupboard. Part 1. The buffet (50"x18"x36" high) features two drawers and two cabinets with adjustable shelves and frame-and-panel doors.
WOOD MAGAZINE #95 Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 60

Contemporary style cabinet (buffet) features two doors and two drawers. The cabinet is frame and panel construction (even top and drawer fronts). Built entirely of #2 pine. Dimensions: 34" wide, 17" deep, 29" tall.
WOODSMITH #8 Mar 1980 pg. 8

Classic sideboard features two 10"-deep outer drawers and two 5"-deep middle drawers (one above the other) in a case with tapered legs and curley maple veneer finish. Overall dimensions: 36"Hx48"Lx16"D.
WOODSMITH #97 Feb 1995 (v.17) pg. 6, 14, 16, 18, 30

Buffet server (36"x21"x36" high) has a folding top divided into four parts. The two inside pieces pivot out on hinges and are supported by the two outside pieces. There is a drawer and two frame-and-panel doors that open to reveal two shelves. The drawer and door frames have beaded edging.
WOODSMITH #114 Dec 1997 (v.19) pg. 6

Elegant serpentine sideboard makes extensive use of full-size router templates to facilitate construction. The six drawers require curved fronts. The drawers and sides are covered with burl veneer. Overall dimensions: 57" long, 19" wide, 34" tall.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 43

A William and Mary sideboard. Using the design elements from a highboy cabinet, along with the Fibonacci series and the Golden Mean to produce a unique hybrid. Overall dimensions: 94"x20"x32" tall.
WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 42
Correction WOODWORK #15 May-Jun 1992 pg. 10
Correction WOODWORK #18 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 6

A pine sideboard. Complement to the pine dresser and pine table previously described by S. Thomas in the Woodworker magazine. This sideboard features 8 storage drawers and two storage cabinets. It sits off the floor on two contemporary styled legs.
WOODWORKER #1012 Mar 1978 (v.82) pg. 126

Sideboard in English oak. Built using frame and panel carcass construction. There are three storage drawers in the center, flanked on each side with a storage cupboard. Dimensions: 54" long, 32" high, 18" deep.
WOODWORKER #1038 May 1980 (v.84) pg. 300

Modern dining furniture (table, chair, buffet) in the Italian style for the "do-it-yourselfer". Excerpted from the book "DIY Designer Furniture".
WOODWORKER #1112 Jul 1986 (v.90#7) pg. 556

Contemporary buffet is designed to be wall mounted. Two birch plywood doors open up to reveal 2 storage shelves. Frame, top and sides are covered with black plastic laminate. Dimensions: 48" long, 24" tall, 18" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 26

Contemporary sideboard is a museum quality piece. Bent laminations form the base which contrasts with the boxy cabinet it supports. Cabinet features two large doors and measures 42" long, 14" tall and 16" deep. The laminated base raises the cabinet 20" from the floor (34" tall overall).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 39

An Early American classic sideboard chest. Two large side-by-side storage drawers are positioned above four frame-and-raised panel doors. Dovetails are used extensively in the construction. Overall dimensions: 64"x18"x33" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 38
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 6

Hunt board (sideboard) is patterned after the long table or board commonly found on plantations in the antebellum South. The front apron has one large drawer in the center flanked by a smaller drawer on each side. The aprons are curved along the bottom edge and the square legs support a large shelf near the floor. Overall dimensions: 58"Lx19"Wx36"T.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 38

A cherry dining-room set. Part 1. Angle-front sideboard (70"x22"x36" high) in a Shaker/Stickley style. It features frame-and-panel construction, three cabinets, three drawers and tapered legs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.21#1) pg. 52

An Arthur Cross original. How to make a Queen Anne dresser (buffet or sideboard) as it would have been made 280 years ago. Features cabriole legs and three large drawers in the front apron. Overall dimensions: 56"x19"x30" tall.
WOODWORKING TODAY #25 Oct 1991 pg. 26

Buffet from old radio/phonograph cabinet.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1963 (v.19#4) pg. 34

Sheraton sideboard, circa 1790, for the experienced woodworker.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1964 (v.20#4) pg. 22

Modern buffet which can be converted into a phonograph cabinet.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1964 (v.20#6) pg. 14

Spanish-style buffet and wall-hung mirror. Basic construction is plywood with plastic moldings used to create the style.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1968 (v.24#3) pg. 20

Stereo cabinet. Classic design is compatible with many furniture styles. Cabinet is 53" wide, 19" deep and 28" high. Unit can also be made into a buffet by hinging the fixed doors that are speaker grills and by building true drawers to replace the false ones across the top face of the unit.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1971 (v.27#1) pg. 37

Drop-leaf buffet is a Mediterranean or English Country style with three cupboards and three drawers. Door and drawer fronts have raised panels. There is a 9" drop leaf on each end of the top. Cabinet measures 39" long, 16" deep and 29" high.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1977 (v.33#4) pg. 34

How to build a sideboard, part of a complete set of dining room furniture with Sheraton styling. Buffet measures 16" deep, 42" wide and 29" high. Three doors, with recessed panels and drop-ring pulls in the centers, close off the two-shelf cabinet. The top has a brass rail on each end. Dining table and chairs are featured in other articles in this same issue.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1977 (v.33#5) pg. 32

Tile-topped oak sideboard has two large and two small drawers and two compartments at the bottom. Tile top provides moisture- and heat-resistant serving surface. Front cabinet doors and sides have raised panels.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 62

Spanish-style sideboard has both cabinet and shelves. Top measures 48"x16". There is a storage cabinet in the center, concealed behind arch-top doors. This is flanked on both ends with two shelves supported by lathe-turned spindles.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1979 (v.35#3) pg. 43

Pine dining set has subtle country charm. 48" diameter table disassembles into 6 pieces for moving. Chairs are assembled from several lathe-turned spindles and feature woven rush seats. Hutch consists of a buffet base featuring 6 legs, 3 drawers, scalloped stretcher, etc. Overall dimensions: 70" long, 13" wide, 37" tall. This is topped by a three shelf open display cabinet for dishes. Overall dimensions: 67" long, 42" tall, 9" deep. A wall-hung mirror in a decorative frame completes the set.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1986 (v.42#5) pg. 2
Correction WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 27
Correction WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1987 (v.43#2) pg. 36

Walnut foyer chest (sideboard) features 2 storage drawers above three compartments. Compartment doors are frame-and-panel with arched tops. The style is influenced by Williamsburg colonial and Hepplewhite furniture. Overall dimensions: 38" wide, 36" tall, 19" deep.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 36
Correction WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1990 (v.46#2) pg. 5