The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving were SO busy….
I was working on three huge building projects.
Finishing up another table (pictures to come)….
Building another woven-back bench (this time out of cedar…it smelled SO good)…
and working on this buffet for the new owners of the Grand Truss Table.
I kept thinking that when we got back from our Thanksgiving trip, I would have a day or two to just DO NOTHING.
Who was I kidding??
When I got back from Thanksgiving, it really hit me….there’s only THREE WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
I’m seeing all these homes beautifully decorated for Christmas and all these holiday projects, and my house was still stuck in fall mode!
So I started hauling out the Christmas boxes, and at least for one day…I “Christmas-ified” one little corner of the home….
This buffet is a modification of Ana White’s Rustic X Buffet. I used 4x4’s for the legs to match the chunky style of the Grand Truss table, which is why I’m calling it a “Grand” Rustic X Buffet! The horizontal cross-pieces are made from 2x4’s to match the extra thickness of the legs, and the top used one extra 2x6. I also changed the measurements to make this buffet 72” wide.
The finish is two thick coats of Minwax Special Walnut stain, followed by an over-glaze of black for some extra depth. The visible hardware is all decorative.
This will go to its new home this weekend…hopefully I can get some of the rest of my house decorated by then!
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