Symmetrical Sideboard

This sideboard croons a cool mid-century vibe that makes it as interesting and fun to build as it is to look at.

Sideboards are a ubiquitous piece of furniture that can serve multiple needs depending on its location. Dish and silverware storage in the dining room, books and blankets in the living room — you name it and a sideboard answers the call of duty. This sideboard does all that with style to boot. Any time you throw symmetry into the design mix of a project you can find yourself in a hall of mirrors that can bounce around from boring to tedious. If you look at the main photo you’ll see that the sideboard from the center out is a mirror image. What then keeps this project from being just another run of the mill sideboard? The legs... To dial in on the legs for a moment, it’s clear they add buoyancy to the project. The legs let the case float above the floor and allow shadows to pool around their undulating profile, all the while complementing the symmetrical shenanigans going on above. Just to shake things up a bit, we used alder plywood for the case parts with the edges trimmed in alder lumber. As for an accent wood to make this cabinet purr, we employed mahogany. Mahogany for the back, drawer shells, legs, and that slim, little pull that so fashionably slices through the door panel and hides in plain sight.



What You Get:

  • 12 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 43 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Hardware sources and materials list

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