• Home
  • Projects
  • Furniture
  • [#<Breadcrumb:0x00007fa270aa2980 @title="Home", @path="/nation">, #<Breadcrumb:0x00007fa270aa2660 @title="Projects", @path="/nation/projects">, #<Breadcrumb:0x00007fa270acc280 @title="Furniture", @path="/nation/projects/category/furniture">]

Buffet Cabinet

  • March 5, 2017

Campbellked
Campbellked
Campbellked
Campbellked

I built this buffet cabinet so that I could move our microwave off of the kitchen counter and have extra storage for kitchen items we don't use day to day. All of the wood is reclaimed, accept the trim around the decorative metal work on the door which I purchased from the local hardware store. The majority is Pallet wood, the frame, sides and top; the drawers are reclaimed from old shelves.

This project did take some time, about 40 hours, most of it was in dismantling and sanding the pallet wood. I did not remove the nails from the pallets. I just cut through them and left them in place. I think it adds a lot of character to the finished product. All the pallet wood was rough cut and not square which made for some challenges when assembling. Mostly in regard to the drawers not shutting flush to the front but I was able to work that out in the end.

Here is a list of the Ryobi tools I used on this project.
belt sander, palm sander, miter saw, reciprocating saw, One+ circle saw, One+ 18volt Drill

In closing I would say working with pallet wood is great but for something this size, wood from the local hardware store would have made it a little easier.

Over all the Buffet has made a nice addition to our kitchen and breakfast nook and I find we are using daily. Most importantly my wife is happy.

Show More

Print Project

Comments (13)


  • This is a beautifully done piece. The rustic look of the pallet boards with the nails, and the way you did the stain- all perfect! The decorative cabinet door is a perfect touch too. Great work!
    By RYOBI Nation, on March 5, 2017

  • Thank you Ryobi Nation for the compliment!
    By Campbellked, on March 5, 2017

  • Great job! Voted for your project
    By jarase, on March 6, 2017

  • Looks awesome! Great craftsmanship Greg Campbell!
    By Danny Ray, on March 6, 2017

  • Looks awesome! Great craftsmanship Greg Campbell!
    By Danny Ray, on March 6, 2017


  • Thanks Danny Ray. We need to see some of your projects on here.
    By Campbellked, on March 6, 2017

  • You've got to be kidding me! You made this project and others in the past with pallets! Even left the nail heads from the pallets on the door fronts for added elements. Really clever and innovative. Sure would like to see your work in person!
    By ChuckRoast7381, on March 14, 2017

  • Had to do a double take of this project. Looks like you went to extra mile to put a really nice finish on your work. Bravo Mr. Campbell!
    By ChuckRoast7381, on March 14, 2017

  • Showed my wife, Bonnie, your cabinet and now she wishes we had you build one for our guest bathroom a couple years ago when we remodeled the room. Cabinets like yours would be a huge.....HUUUUUUUGE (as the Donald would say), hit with the cabin making industry. Gatlinburg is so close by.
    By ChuckRoast7381, on March 14, 2017

  • I can imagine anyone seeing this project would love to see you make a gun rack out of your pallet material source. The rustic nature and stain choice is so perfect!
    By ChuckRoast7381, on March 14, 2017


  • Awesome job Greg! I voted!!!!
    By Rhondajenn, on March 22, 2017

Members Also Viewed

Print Options

Print Project

back to top?

Asset 1

Join RYOBI Nation

We're so glad you're here! Let's get started.

Welcome to Ryobi Nation!

Please confirm your email address.

Welcome

Let's build your project feed!

Select some categories to pick the kinds of projects that show up on your home page:


Welcome to Nation

welcome_r2 graphic
Welcome to your RYOBI Nation quick start guide, a fast and easy way to see everything that's waiting for you!
project_feed_r1 graphic
Your feed shows the latest projects from the categories you’ve selected, right on your homepage!
upload_r2 graphic
Are you working on something awesome? Upload your DIY projects today, and share with other members.
contests_r2 graphic
We award monthly and annual prizes for the best projects, worth up to $2500 in RYOBI tools! That’s a lot of hardware, and it could all be yours.
connect_r2 graphic
RYOBI Nation is a positive connection between people who are creating great things.
You can follow fellow members, like their projects, and comment to let them know they’re doing a great job.
notifications_r1 graphic
Come back to RYOBI Nation often to see what is new and to stay in touch.
If you're on a mobile device, don't forget you can add RYOBI Nation to your home screen for quick access to your project feed.

Update Image

Buffet Cabinet

by Campbellked
Mar 05, 2017

I built this buffet cabinet so that I could move our microwave off of the kitchen counter and have extra storage for kitchen items we don't use day to day. All of the wood is reclaimed, accept the trim around the decorative metal work on the door which I purchased from the local hardware store. The majority is Pallet wood, the frame, sides and top; the drawers are reclaimed from old shelves. This project did take some time, about 40 hours, most of it was in dismantling and sanding the pallet wood. I did not remove the nails from the pallets. I just cut through them and left them in place. I think it adds a lot of character to the finished product. All the pallet wood was rough cut and not square which made for some challenges when assembling. Mostly in regard to the drawers not shutting flush to the front but I was able to work that out in the end. Here is a list of the Ryobi tools I used on this project. belt sander, palm sander, miter saw, reciprocating saw, One+ circle saw, One+ 18volt Drill In closing I would say working with pallet wood is great but for something this size, wood from the local hardware store would have made it a little easier. Over all the Buffet has made a nice addition to our kitchen and breakfast nook and I find we are using daily. Most importantly my wife is happy.