Shaker Sideboard

Matthew Cremona

Shaker-style furniture is known for its simplistic beauty and one of the most striking pieces is the Shaker Sideboard. Matt will show you how to make a Shaker-influenced sideboard as he brings some more modern elements and styling into the design.

72"L x 19"D x 30 3/4"H

  • 19 lessons
  • 373 min
  • $90.00

What You’ll Receive:

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Frame and Panel Construction
  • Double Mortise and Tenon Joinery
  • Tongue and Groove Joinery
  • Wiping Varnish Application
  • Traditional Dovetailed Drawer Construction
  • Wooden Adjustable Shelves
  • Basic Turning
  • Fitting Inset Doors

What You’ll Need

Note: This is not a required list of tools. This is simply what I used during the build. Remember, there are always multiple ways to accomplish a task so if you don’t have one or more of these tools, you can very likely still make this project.


  • Planer/Jointer (alternatives: purchase pre-milled lumber kits or use hand planes)
  • Tablesaw
  • Dado Stack
  • Router
  • Bandsaw
  • Drill
  • Lathe (for turning the knobs)
  • Drum Sander (for surfacing panels with wild grain)
  • Random Orbit Sander
  • Hand Tools – Chisels, Medium Bench Plane, Card Scrapers, Dovetail and flush trim Saws, Rasp
  • 1/4 Spiral Upcut
  • 5/16″ Round Over



This was a pretty ambitious project for me both in scale and complexity. This sideboard fits perfectly in our dining room., It provides a lot of storage and a surface space for entertaining and day to day use.

This was my first time doing frame and panel construction and the plans and instruction walked me through each step. There are a lot of parts to the project and a lot of wood, so it appears daunting to me but the videos make it approachable. This project has a little of everything with the frame and panel case work, drawers, and doors. I learned plenty that I will carry forward to other projects. It’s been a few months since finishing the project and I still reference back to the plans and techniques when planning and building other furniture.

Mike Flaminio
Guild Member
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About Your Instructor:

Matthew Cremona

Matt is a classic log to furniture woodworker. In 2017 he made his own bandsaw mill and uses it to create massive slabs for himself and other woodworkers to turn into beautiful furniture. He started his YouTube channel in 2014 and has a large and dedicated following. His woodworking style ranges from modern to classic reproductions.

Matt has been a Guild instructor since 2016 and a co-host of the Wood Talk podcast since 2016. He travels to teach periodically at local Guild meetings as well as woodworking events like Woodworking in America.