Easiest way to create forum homepage with sidebar w/static page links?

I’m trying to create a simple homepage for my forum that would look something like this. The goal is to have a list of static links on the right side for common FAQ questions/answers - but what would show are just the titles of the pages.

I’m considering this theme component - but not sure if it would work for what I’m trying to accomplish - I’m trying to get just the title, not the content of the page shown in the sidebar…

Can anyone recommend a simple way to do this for the CSS naive?

RapNew Mockup 1

Pavilion’s Layouts Plugin with the HTML widget is an option:

More detail here: Latest Discourse/Layouts topics - Pavilion (thepavilion.io)