The Versatile Huntboard
This sideboard variation is just as comfortable in a hallway or a living room
Synopsis: Garrett Hack’s sideboard has three central drawers, flanked by doors to add balance. The case itself is deep and tall, and is engineered to withstand the weight of a collection of flatware and dinnerware and also to adapt to seasonal wood movement. Construction of this complex piece starts with the tapered legs, which are highlighted with a cuff-banding inlay. The case is assembled in stages to make construction more approachable. Doors and drawers are sized after the case is assembled. The doors feature contrasting beading.
The huntboard is a wonderful furniture form, a relaxed country cousin to the more formal and high-style sideboard. It’s essentially a tall serving table, with drawers and doors for storage of dinnerware. I’ve long admired the form, so for this year’s annual auction of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters, I decided to design and build a cherry huntboard.
Get the Plan
CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.