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Jun
21
2011
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Truth be told, I'm really excited about all of the fun pieces in this collection...but it's this piece I probably need to begin with. I mean what's an office space without a desk, or a Craft Space Table!

Showcase: Built From These Plans

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig - optional but definitely recommended
  • Saw - optional and can have pieces cut at local lumber supply
Lumber
  • 2 sheets of 3/4" Plywood or MDF
  • 1/2 sheet of 1/2" Plywood
  • 2 - 1x2 at 10'
  • 2 - 1x2 at 8'
  • 2 - 2x2 at 8'
  • 1 - 2x2 at 6'
  • 2 - 1x4 at 8'
  • 2 - 1x6 at 8'
  • 1 - 1/4x3/4 Trim at 5' (can get a 3' and 2')
Materials
  • 2 pair of 24" Full Extension Side Mount Drawer Slides with 1/2" clearance
  • 2 Drawer Pulls
  • 1 1/4" Pocket hole screws
  • 1" Pocket hole screws
  • 3" Wood Screws - if not using a pocket hole system
  • 2" Finish nails
  • 3/4" Finish nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Sanding Supplies
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 - 2x2 at 30 1/4" Legs
  • 1 - 2x2 at 52" Bottom Rails
  • 2 - 2x2 at 25" Bottom Side Rails
  • 1 - 1x6 at 52" Back Panel
  • 2 - 1x6 at 25" Side Panels
  • 1 - 1x6 at 26 1/2" Center Divider Panel
  • 1 -3/4" Stock at 25"x52" Bottom Panel
  • 1 -3/4" Stock at 55"x28" Top
  • 6 - 1x2 at 25" Upper Side Rails
  • 4 - 1x2 at 52" Upper Rails
  • 1 - 1x6 at 52" Back Panel
  • 2 - 1x6 at 25" Side Panels
  • 2 - 1x6 at 25 3/8" Drawer False Front
  • 2 - 1/2" Ply at 22 7/8" x 22 3/4" Drawer Bottom
  • 4 - 1x4 at 24 1/4" Drawer Sides
  • 4 - 1x4 at 22 7/8" Drawer Sides
  • 2 - 1/4x3/4" Trim at 5 1/2" Side Trim (drawer front)
  • 2 - 1/4x3/4" Trim at 23 7/8" Top and Bottom Trim (drawer front)
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut your Legs to size, then side and back panels and fasten them to the 1x2's sitting flush with the inside edge of the 1x2's. Once the panels have been fastened to the rails, using your pocket hole system set for 3/4" stock, then fasten your rails with panels to the legs using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. If you aren't using a pocket hole system, use your 3" screws to fasten the panels to the rails and the rails with panels attached to the legs, and be sure to countersink and use glue.

Step 1
Step 2

Flip your unit over and fasten the rails and bottom panel in place using your pocket hole system set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. If you aren't using a pocket hole system, use your 2 1/2" screws to fasten the panel to the rails and the rails to the legs, and be sure to countersink.

Step 2
Step 3

Attach your drawer glides. Doing this now, will make it much easier. The fasten the center divider in place. Use 3" screws or your pocket hole system set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. Be sure to fasten the divider to the bottom, rails and back.

Step 3
Step 4

Build the Drawer. Below the diagram shows the layout for the drawer parts. Fasten the bottom in place using your Pocket Hole system set for 1/2" stock and your 1" pocket hole screws and 3/4" stock settings with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue when fastening your sides together, or use 1 1/2" wood screws if you aren't using a pocket hole system. To fasten the false front in place, use 1" wood screws and glue from inside the drawer. To secure the trim, use 3/4" finish nails and glue. Drawer Layout, Build-out, and Trim, respectively:

Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Step 5

Attach the Top: Fasten in place using 2" Finish Nails and Glue. Finish the edges with iron on edge banding or consider trimming the top out with 1x2 or 3/4" square trim pieces to surround the cut edges of your MDF or Plywood (you would likely want to consider decreasing the size of the top if you choose the latter option).

Step 5
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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