How To Design And Build A Sideboard | DIY Project
Are you thinking to buy a sideboard? Nice! As it is very good to have a sideboard at your home and sometimes it is used as a multipurpose product as well. But wait! are you going to buy it from the market? Buying a sideboard will cost you way too much money than to build it by your own self.
Yes, buying a sideboard is not only a solution as it will take your more time and money and you have to put a lot of efforts to try finding out the right one for your home. Next challenge would be the color and design you are looking for! As shopkeeper will not make one especially for you and if he will you know, the cost will go ten times higher than the normal price.
Why don’t you try making one? As building a sideboard is not so difficult now. What if we will teach you to make one? Save your money and time and stop chasing the shops to buy sideboard and start making one for yourself. By making by yourself you can make the design of your own choice too.
You just don’t need to worry as this step by step demonstration will help you making one sideboard by your own self in cost-effective and time-saving manner.
For this, you need to have an intermediate level of knowledge of how to operate woodcutter, miter saw, table saw and table router.
So don’t worry as we are with this step by step demonstration let’s do it together!
What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
- Lumber of different sizes
- Maple board for cabinet and shelves
- Wooden board
- Miter saw
- Table saw
- Hand saw
- Table router
- Wooden nails
- Machine sander
- Machine cutter
- Random-orbit sander with abrasive discs
- Carpenter's square
- Electronic Drill Machine
- Wooden glue
- Inch Tape
- Pencil/Pen for marking
- Finishing Oil wax and rugs.
You can easily find the above-mentioned material from your nearest hardware store. Few things of the material are a bit hard to find but you can ask your shopkeeper to arrange it for you and he will arrange it as it is not that difficult to find. Just make sure that the material you are buying is from the reliable shop and make sure all the things are with you before starting the project.
Take few pieces of lumber and maple wood for cutting
Cut the maple plywood into different pieces so that you can use it for further cutting on the table saw.
Cut the plywood roughly to the size of the finished pieces and make sure you measure well before cutting the wood and try to measure 0.5 inches above to be on the safe side.
Now cut the pieces while keeping in mind the measurements, like this:
Cut the hardwood pieces to fix it on the edge of the plywood
Make sure that you will cut the lumber piece is a straight line and there is no lag in it.
Cut the quarter of the sticks and glue them to the plywood
After gluing fix both the parts with each other and let it dry.
Use a supportive tape so that it will not move or misplaced from the located angle or point.
Now trim the sides of the wood by using machine saw and make sure you repeat the same on both the sides.
Mark the lumber and cut it in order to make the cabinets
Cabinets consist of six pieces so cut the lumber as per the requirement of cabinets and make sure you measure perfectly before cutting the pieces.
Start cutting the lumber along all the edges of carcass pieces. Cut the lumber by setting the table saw at 45-degree angle so that you will end making a rectangular cabinet.
Before cutting do make sure its balanced and cutting properly.
Cut the pieces into small pieces by using track saw.by cutting this, you would be able to handle the lumber easily and table saw can handle it well.
Cut the lumber from inside the back panel, so that in future you can join the two parts together.
Cut the sides of the lumber to make it thin so that will hold the sliding doors.
Make sure you are cutting the groves on the top piece deeper than the groves of the bottom piece.
Cut the lumber by completing the one rotation by raising and lowering your blade.
To hold the vertical partition of the sideboard cut the lumber after measuring it. Marked out the center of each panel
Now made the cut using the router machine. It will help you to cut to all the way through.
Square the edges of the lumber after cutting it from the router. And make sure that they are smooth.
Now let’s start assembling everything and start gluing the corner of the lumber to fix other lumber in it.
After gluing, join the other parts of the glued portion and make sure that they are well placed and attached to each other.
Make sure you join all four sides of the box and they are well placed and intact with each other.
Measure the size of the vertical partition and glued it in.
As per the measurement, cut the plywood to make the partition and to check try fixing it before you fix it permanently. If you find any flaw try fixing it on the spot.
Try to fix the wedge piece on the center of the partition
Now cut the lumber of the size of the back panel.
Cut the two pieces for the back panel and do check it before fixing it permanently.
Its size is good to cut the other piece as well.
Fix the back panel board with the help of wood nails.
Make sure that the distance of wood nails are equal and the board is not moving.
Start cutting the lumber to make the doors by cutting quarter inch maple plywood. Do not make any hook space, however, make space for a finger grab.
Now you can see how the door is going in and out. After fixing it will look like this
Now start making a walnut frame and measure the size before cutting the lumber.
Now cut the wood as per the pieces you want.
Sander the upper and lower side of the lumber pieces, and make sure that every side is smooth and have 90-degree corners.
Use the miter gauge to cut the lumber as per the angle of the vertical pieces.
Marked out the lumber piece to cut for tops and bottoms of two sides.
Now cut the lumber after measuring for the tops and bottoms of the sideboard.
Now cut out the 82-degree vertical pieces.
Lay out the joinery and mark the sides to cut the pieces.
After measuring cut the lumber for joinery, like this:
Before fixing it permanently check it either it is good to go or not.
Hmm, seems like everything is going good, so glue sides and start fixing it one by one.
Now glued up the two legs and attached it with the cabinet and the two shelves.
Put any pressure object on the cabinet for proper grip and let it dry at the same position.
Now screw the cabinets and try to screw them inside the drawer, as you can’t see the screws unless you open them so it’s a good place to screw it.
Glue the shelves and let them dry.
Measure and cut the long pieces that will fit in the back and front of the long unit.
After cutting this piece glue it with the cabinet and tie it so that it will not wobble.
Sander all the sides of the cabinet and make sure that all of it sides are smoother and plain.
Now use a hand sander to smoothen the sides and the corner of the cabinet and make sure there isn’t any spot left without sander.
Sander the frame of the cabinet as well and make sure that all of its sides are smoother too.
Now take a clean run and start polishing it one by one.
Make sure that you will cover and polish all the sides of the sideboard and there is no corner left.