Oct
05
2011
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This is a fun little project and I can only hope that one day I have a house big enough to have this sort of piece! Perfect for a dorm, or a game room, this fun little snack bar console is sure to be a blockbuster hit!

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost

$50 - $100 depending on materials

Tools

Tape Measure

Drill

Kreg Jig - optional

Saw - optional

Nail Gun - optional

Lumber

1 sheet of 3/4" ply at 4'x8'

1/2 sheet of 1/4" ply at 4'x4' - optional for back

1/2 sheet of 1/2" ply at 4'x4'

3 - 2x2 at 8'

2 - 1x2 at 6' (if 8' furring strips are cheaper, purchase those)

2 - 1x4 at 8'

8' of 3/4" x 1/4" trim

1/2 sheet of beadboard (4'x4')at 1/4" thickness

Materials

Safety Gear

Wood Glue

Wood Filler

2 1/2" pocket hole screws OR wood screws

1 1/4" pocket hole screws OR wood screws

1" pocket hole screws

5/8" Finish Nails

2" Finish Nails

Cut List

1 - 3/4" Ply at 46 1/2" x 24 1/2" Top

1 - 3/4" ply at 43 1/2" x 23 1/2" Bottom

1 - 3/4" ply at 27 1/4" x 23 1/2" Center Divider

2 - 3/4" Ply at 25 3/4" x 20 1/2" Side Panels

2 - 1/2" ply at 20 1/2" x 18 7/8" Tray Bottoms

2 - 1/2" ply at 19 3/4" x 18 7/8" Drawer Bottoms

1 - 1/4" ply at 43 1/2" x 28" Back

1 - 2x2 at 43 1/2" Front Bottom Rail

4 - 2x2 at 20 1/2" Side Rails

4 - 2x2 at 30 3/4" Legs

4 - 1x2 at 20 1/2" Tray Sides

2 - 1x2 at 21 5/8" Tray Fronts

2 - 1x4 at 21 5/8" Drawer Fronts

4 - 1x4 at 20 1/2" Drawer Sides

2 - 1x4 at 18 7/8" Drawer Backs

4 - 3/4" x 1/4" Trim at 3 1/2" Drawer Trim

4 - 3/4" x 1/4" Trim at 20 1/8" Drawer Trim

2 - 1/4" Beadboard Panels at 25 3/4" x 20 1/2"

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

Build the Sides: Attach the Rails to the Side Panels and then to the Legs. Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach the panels to the legs and rails. Use your Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2" stock and your 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach the rails to the legs.

If you aren't using a KJ, fasten the legs and rails to the panels using 2 1/2" wood screws and glue. Be sure to countersink.

The Side Panels will sit flush with the inside of the legs and rails.

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Attach the Center Divider, Bottom, and Rail: Attach the bottom panel to the Lower Side Panel Rails using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue or your 2 1/2" wood screws. The bottom should sit flush with the top of the rails.

Then Attach the Center Divider to the Bottom Panel using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue, OR using your 1 1/4" wood screws and glue from underneath.

Tack on your Front Rail using your 2 1/2" screws and glue or 2" finish nails and glue.

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Construct the Trays: The Fronts will have an overhang of 3/4" on the inside edge (the one that will sit closest to the Center Divider) and 1/2" on the outside edge.

The front and sides are 1x2's and the bottom is 1/2" ply inset between the sides and front.

Use 16-18" side mount drawer slides for these, be sure they have no more than a 1/2" clearance on the sides.

Use your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" stock and your 1" pocket hole screws to attach the bottom to the sides, front, and back. Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach the back to the sides, and the sides to the front.

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Build the Drawers: Just as in the previous step, the bottom will be inset to the 1x4 front, sides, and back. The Inside edge of the drawer front needs to overhang the sides by 3/4" and the outside edge needs to overhang the sides by 1/2". Your drawers will be opposites. The inside edges will be those edges that will sit closest to the Center Divider.

Use your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" stock and your 1" pocket hole screws to attach the bottom to the sides, front, and back. Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach the back to the sides, and the sides to the front.

Glue and Nail on your Drawer Front Trim using your 5/8" finish nails.

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Attach the Top: The top is flush on the sides and back with an overhang on the front of 1". Use your 2" finish nails and glue to attach.

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Attach Beadboard Panels and Drawer Pulls: If you plan to use beadboard on the side panels, be sure the variety you purchase is no more than 1/4" thick. Glue and nail in place using 5/8" finish nails.

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Optional: Tack on the Back: Use glue and 5/8" finish nails to secure. If you prefer to leave the back open you may. If you do add the back, be sure to cut plug holes in appropriate places for a mini fridge or other appliances.

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Finishing Instructions

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

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