I haven’t been this excited about a build in awhile. I actually dreamt up this design one night a couple months ago, then I woke up and sketched it out on paper. It was exactly what I needed for this wall in my front room. It had to be long, narrow, have storage, and have enough class and character to fit it with the other furniture in the room. It couldn’t be too rustic or too farmhouse because my front room is a little more formal than the rest of my house. Knowing I would need custom custom turned legs made, I sent a picture of my sketch over to my friends at Osborne Wood and asked if they could help me out. Well, not surprisingly they came through!! I told them the general shape, the height and width measurements, and within a couple days they had sent me design proofs and exactly what I wanted was made and sent out in the mail. If you are interested in just these legs, they added them to their website this week and named it, Cottage Island Leg.
I also used their English Country Road Bun Feet for under the cabinet portion.
It looks me several hours, but I created build plans so you can build one too if you want! Dimensions are: 36 1/4″ tall, 63″ long, 15 1/2″ deep.
I absolutely adore how it looks and I have never seen anything like it, with the same size, for sale online. I’ve looked.
My original plan was to just put 1 shelf inside, but after I finished I figured, why not? Two shelves are so much more handy to hold plates, platters, glasses, etc. Plus if I need to, I can always remove one. Those doors are my pride and joy because they are the first time I used a full overlay concealed hinge with a soft close. They cost a little more, but I was eager to use my new Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig.
I have never been able to install a hinge so quickly and so easily and have it look so good. I had always struggled with exact spacing and position so it would look perfect when the doors shut. But not anymore.
The finish is also something I’m mildly obsessed with. It is the same as the herringbone coffee table top that I did a couple months ago. In case you don’t remember, I wiped the whole thing with Verathane’s Sunbleached, removed excess, then rubbed in Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
I’m completely smitten. 🙂
If you liked this farmhouse buffet, make sure you pin it!