Can I turn a hutch into a sideboard?


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Old 01-10-22, 09:23 AM
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Can I turn a hutch into a sideboard?

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I separated the hutch from the buffet and am currently just using the buffet. I have been looking for a sideboard or a buffet for the cottage and then I remembered that I have the hutch in storage. I am wondering if I can turn it into a buffet? Can I cut off the backing and add legs? Thanks in advance for your advice !


 
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Old 01-10-22, 11:19 AM
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Looks like you could do that easily. I have similar one and the construction looks conducive to cutting it down. You could just cut the sides and back to the height you want and not even have to add legs. The scalloped bottom edge might look weird but hey, it's a cottage. Can't tell in the photo but the same edge might be at the bottom of the buffet and look OK.

If the top is recessed by the crown (as mine is) you will need to add a top.

Glass doors within kicking range might be risky.
 
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Old 01-11-22, 07:03 AM
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Thanks for your reply.

The top is flat so it should be okay and it does have the same edge as the bottom of the buffet.

Good point about the glass doors, I did not think of that and I have kids and 2 large dogs! The spot where I would like to put it is a low traffic area so I will see how it goes.

Thanks again.
 
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You could put some clear safety film on the flat panes to prevent shattering if they do get broken.
 
 

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