May
03
2012
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We are back with part 2 of this project for the drawers and corkboard bin, after we covered part 1 yesterday (found here). This DIY Furniture plan is sure to solve quite a bit of your storage issues, so get building!

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Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Hammer or Brad nailer
Lumber
  • Scraps of ¾” plywood from the Hampton Tower
  • Scraps of ¼” plywood from the Hampton Tower
  • Or…
  • 1 – 1x2 at 6’
  • 3 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 3 – 1x6 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x4 at 6’
  • 3 – ¾ sq. x 3’ dowels
  • 12” sq. cork tile, ¼” thick
  • Half sheet of ¼” plywood 
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Small nails or 1-1/4” brads
  • 6 – Drawer Handles or knobs
  • Edge banding for the plywood, optional
  • Router with Rabbeting Bit
  • Countersink bit for drill
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List

(Dimensions for cutting plywood scraps are in parentheses)

  • 1 – 1x2 at 9-5/8” – Corkboard Frame (1-1/2” x 9-5/8”)
  • 2 – 1x2 at 16” – Corkboard Frame (1-1/2” x 16”)
  • 1 – 1x6 at 9-5/8” – Corkboard Frame (1-1/2” x 9-5/8”)
  • 1 – Cork tile at 9” x 9-5/8” - Corkboard
  • 2 – 1x2 at 2-1/2” – Corkboard Bin Sides (1-1/2” x 2-1/2”)
  • 1 – 1x2 at 9-5/8” – Corkboard Bin Bottom (1-1/2” x 9-5/8”)
  • 1 – 1x3 at 11-1/8” – Corkboard Bin Front (2-1/2” x 11-1/8”)
  • 6 – 1x3 at 12-1/2” – Small Drawer Sides (2-1/2” x 12-1/2”)
  • 3 – 1x3 at 16-1/4” – Small Drawer Back (2-1/2” x 16-1/4”)
  • 3 – 1x4 at 16-1/4” ripped to 2-3/4” wide – Small Drawer Front (2-3/4” x 16-1/4”)
  • 6 – 1x6 at 12-1/2” ripped to 5” wide – Large Drawer Sides (5” x 12-1/2”)
  • 3 – 1x6 at 16-1/4” ripped to 5” wide – Large Drawer Back (5” x 16-1/4”)
  • 3 – 1x6 at 16-1/4” ripped to 5-1/4” wide – Large Drawer Front (5-1/4” x 16-1/4”)
  • 6 – ¾ square dowels at 14-3/4” – Drawer Bottom Support
  • 6 – ¼” plywood at 13-1/4” x 16-1/4 – Drawer Bottom
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

Corkboard Frame:

Cut the pieces for the frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter 1x2 and the 1x6 pieces. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Using the router and the rabbeting bit, cut a ¼” deep rabbet on the back side of the frame at the opening for the cork. Cut the cork to fit and glue in the opening.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the bin sides and bottom. Attach the sides to the sides of the bottom with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach to the frame from the back side with 1-1/4” brad nails through the back into the bin sides and bottom.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the piece for the front of the bin. Attach to the sides and front using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach the corkboard to the door with countersunk 1-1/4” screws making sure to avoid the mirror.

Step 3
Step 4

For the Drawers:

Cut the pieces for the drawers. Assemble as shown in the drawing using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The drawer fronts will be ¼” longer than the sides and back to accommodate the bottom.

Step 4
Step 5

Cut the dowel pieces for the bottom support. Attach to the inside of the drawer front using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. The bottom of the dowel will be flush with the bottom of the sides.

Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the drawer bottoms. Attach to the sides and bottom support using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Drill holes in the front for the knob or handle.

Step 6
Finishing Instructions

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

Disclaimer

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