Because my Lego collection took over the entire eclectic buffet cabinet, I decided to give a behind-the-sofa cabinet a try for the misses’ collection of random finds. I’ve always wanted to build one since our sofa is perfect for it. In between projects, I gave myself one day for this one.
I decided to use fingerjointed pallet wood. That way the imperfections in the wood will add to the imperfections in my work and it will all look perfectly imperfect. I cut three pieces to size on the miter saw.
I cut a few thinner pieces to attach the three pieces together with glue and pin nails.
I did this for the three shelves. Two are the same length, the top one is a little longer. I cut the ends perfectly flush on the miter saw so it’s a perfect fit for the breadboards.
This is the breadboard, another piece of pallet wood.
The breadboads will be attached with pocket screws. The pocket holes are hidden underneath.For the vertical pieces I cut different compound angles on pieces of scrap pallet wood, making sure they are all the same heigth once they’re attached. Ready for a coat of stain to give it an extra rustic look. The vertical pieces got pocket holes as well. They will be hidden at the back. They are attached with both glue and screws. To make it easy for transportation I only attached them on the bottom, they will be screwed to the top once installed.Bottom piece installed. Second layer installed. Dry fitting it all together.
This was a dry fit before a second layer of stain and a little sanding.
Installed at the house. The total length of the cabinet is exactly the length of the sofa, as is the height.