We were sent this link
's Flickr set in which he puts together an elegant sideboard, step by step.
While the instructions are minimal, the pictures do speak volumes and there are some great tips in there even for those who know a lot about carpentry already. Of particular not is the funky varnishy, stripey Paul Smith finish, though we would have gone a little thicker on the legs. He also has a really nice set for restoring the chairs below
... (Thanks, Jill!)