12 DIY Buffet Tables to Build at Home

A buffet in a living room

Shades of Blue Interiors 

You can finally build the sideboard of your dreams with these DIY buffet table plans, which are available in various styles, from farmhouse to modern. Since you're the one constructing it, you can alter the size and style of the plan to fit your dining room or other fitting spaces perfectly.

These DIY buffet tables and sideboards are most often placed in dining rooms, as the top of the buffet can be used to serve food or to display some of your special decor items. The inside is a great place to store dishes, tablecloths, napkins, and anything else you'd like to have within reach.

Use these tables for whatever you want, whether for a TV or a busy hallway. Once you've decided where it's going and how you will use it, check out the following plans.

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    Herringbone Door Buffet

    A buffet with herringbone doors

    The Inspired Workshop

    This DIY buffet table from The Inspired Workshop stands out from all the rest, thanks to the beautiful herringbone doors that give it a natural yet modern look. Special feet are added to the bottom to make this furniture piece a must-have. This project is great for an intermediate woodworker.

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    Rustic Console Table

    A decorated sideboard

    The Navage Patch 

    You'll love this beautiful DIY buffet table from The Navage Patch. This table would be great for a smaller room and will still give you extra storage space in the form of drawers and open shelving that's perfect for bins. Two drawers give you extra space to tuck away table linens.

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    Pottery Barn-Inspired Chevron Storage Cabinet

    A gray storage cabinet in a hallway

    Girl, Just DIY! 

    This DIY buffet table is modeled after a popular one at Pottery Barn. Build it yourself, and you can save hundreds of dollars, plus get the satisfaction of making one yourself. This detailed building plan from Girl, Just DIY! includes a tools list, a materials list, and step-by-step directions with lots of photos to help you construct one independently.

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    Buffet Sideboard With Circle Trim Doors

    A white buffet table with Thanksgiving decorations

    Her Tool Belt 

    This DIY buffet from Her Tool Belt will give you extra room for your holiday entertaining and everyday living. There's a ton of storage inside, and since you're building it yourself, you can add as many or as few shelves as you like depending on what you plan to use the buffet for. As a finishing touch, you can make a circle trim and attach it to the outside doors for a truly unique look. Stain it or paint it; it will look good either way.

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    Modern Farmhouse Buffet

    A buffet in a living room

    Shades of Blue Interiors

    If you love modern farmhouse style, you'll want to check out this free DIY buffet plan from Shades of Blue Interiors. This buffet table is perfect; it's small enough to fit in your dining room and large enough for storage. The top of the buffet gives you plenty of room for serving food or showing off your belongings, and down below, you'll find both open and closed storage space.

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    Build a Farmhouse Sideboard

    A white and brown sideboard sitting on a driveway


    This buffet from Remodelaholic was originally built to be a media console, but it works beautifully as a sideboard in a dining room. It features long, skinny dimensions, with the table's long side only coming out 20-inches from the wall. This buffet would be perfect if you have a narrow dining room and need extra storage. It would also work great in another room if you just wanted to add some additional shelving.

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    Farmhouse Media Console Table

    A sideboard in a living room

    The Turquoise Home 

    Here's a stunning DIY sideboard from The Turquoise Home that's meant to be used as a media console but would look excellent in a dining room. Sliding barn doors are the show-stopping main feature of this build, giving it both a farmhouse and modern look. There's plenty of storage inside the doors for anything you'd like to tuck out of the way.

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    DIY Shutter Sideboard

    The inside of a DIY buffet table

    Crafted by the Hunts 

    You'll love the streamlined look of this DIY sideboard with shutter doors from Crafted by the Hunts. It has shelving and drawers, giving you the best of both worlds. The top is large enough to serve food or show off your favorite seasonal decor.

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    IKEA Cabinet Sideboard

    A white and brown sideboard in an office

    Adore Home Magazine 

    Skip some of the initial building with this DIY buffet table plan from Adore Home Magazine that starts with two IKEA cabinets. You'll use some pine for the top of the table and rattan for the front of the doors. It creates a pretty table that would look great not only in a dining room but also in an office, hallway, or just about anywhere else in your home.

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    Build a Hallway Cabinet

    A green cabinet in a hallway

     Making Manzanita

    This table from Making Manzanita was designed to be a cabinet in a hallway, but it has all the features it needs to make a great DIY buffet table. There's plenty of room on top of the cabinet for serving food or showing off your decorations. Inside are many shelves so you can store place settings, tablecloths, or whatever else you may need. This buffet is painted a lovely shade of green, but you can paint or stain it whatever matches your decor.

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    Floating Sideboard Tutorial

    A floating sideboard with a TV above it

    Petite Modern Life 

    If you're looking for something more unique, you'll want to check out this DIY floating sideboard tutorial from Petite Modern Life. It floats above the ground, giving it a nice built-in look. Here it's shown with a TV above it, but it would be the perfect place for storage and extra counter space in a dining room.

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    Build a Buffet from Old Windows and Reclaimed Wood

    A buffet made from windows


    This DIY buffet table from Remodelaholic is built from reclaimed wood and old windows. It's a great way to reuse materials, and the final look is just about as charming as you can get. It creates a rustic-looking piece of furniture that you'll keep for years. Open storage lets you show off some of your more memorable pieces.