Happy Friday everyone! I’ve got a treat for you today – I’ve collaborated with the amazing Anika from Anika’s DIY Life and we are absolutely thrilled to share the plans and tutorial for this DIY Emerson Buffet. Anika needed a buffet for her home but couldn’t find one that she absolutely loved. She wanted her buffet to look like West Elm’s Emmerson™ buffet, except with two cabinets and drawers, so she reached out to me to draw up the plans and this is what we came up with:
Are you drooling yet? You guys are going to freak out when you see how this beauty is built. The design is so clever – I took a cue from my friend and fellow carpenter Brad from Timber & Soul and designed this buffet with a ‘skeleton’ and ‘skin.’ You need to check out the plans to see what I mean, but basically, you’re going to build a solid wood ‘skeleton’ and then wrap a plywood ‘skin’ around it before adding the reclaimed planks. This design minimizes the weight and material cost of the project. Super smart.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and are in the market for gorgeous, hand-crafted furniture, be sure to give Brad a shout – he’s an incredible craftsman.
Anika really knocked it out of the park, didn’t she? I just love that reclaimed wood look. Be sure to visit Anika’s DIY Life where Anika will walk you through her building process and share a lot more photos.
Alright. Are you ready to build this beautiful buffet for yourself? You know you are! Let’s do this!
A huge thanks to Anika for collaborating with me on this build. Don’t forget to stop by Anika’s DIY Life for more photos and building tips.
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Love this!! Such a beautiful rustic look, and doesn’t look too hard to make! Thanks for sharing.
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
I am lovin’ your design which is downloaded for the future. you created a rustic clean lined storage piece useful for many house hold purposes. Thanks for teaching me how to better my craft with your designs and tutorials,
West Elm Credit Card says
Hey great post! I hope it’s alright that I shared it on my Twitter, if not, no issues
just tell me and I’ll remove it. Either way keep up the great work.
Tom Vincent says
Not getting the plans sent to my e-mail, please help!