Aug
08
2012
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Office pieces are few and far between when it comes to something that still has style and functionality, but not with this collection! Free and Easy DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Potterybarn Inspired Hendrix Lateral File Cabinet!

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

$75-$100

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • 2 – 2x3 at 6’
  • 2 – 2x2 at 6’
  • 2 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 1 – Full sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1 – Quarter sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 2 – 1x8 at 6’
  • 1 – 1x12 at 8’
  • 1 – Half sheet of ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard
Materials
  • 1-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood
  • 3 sets of 14” drawer slides
  • 4 drawer pulls
  • 4 – 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” angle brackets
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x3 at 29-1/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 2x2 at 17” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 22-1/4” – Side Panels
  • 3 – 1x2 at 31” – Supports
  • 2 – 2x2 at 31” – Lower Supports
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 23” x 31” – Back
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 33” – Shelves
  • 5 – 1x2 at 17” – Top Support & Drawer Slide Support
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 9” x 18-1/2” – Divider
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 20” x 36” – Top
  • 4 – 1x8 at 14-1/8 – Sm. Drawer Boxes
  • 4 – 1x8 at 14-1/2” – Sm. Drawer Boxes
  • 2 – 1x12 at 14-1/2” – Lg. Drawer Box
  • 2 – 1x12 at 30” – Lg. Drawer Box
  • 2 – ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard at 14-1/8” x 16” – Sm. Drawer Bottoms
  • 1 – ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard at 16” x 30” – Lg. Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 8-3/4” x 14-7/8” – Drawer Fronts
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 13” x 30-3/4” – 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

Edge banding should be applied to all exposed edges of plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the legs, side frames, and side panels. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2x2 frame pieces. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” and drill pocket holes in the side panel as shown.

Attach the frame pieces to the panels using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. The back of the panel will be flush with the back of the 2x2 pieces.

Attach the side panel assembly to the legs using glue and 2” pocket hole screws. The front of the 2x2s will be flush with the outside face of the legs.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the 1x2 pieces and the 2x2 pieces for the supports. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 1x2 pieces. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. The holes in the lower 1x2 support will face down and the other two will have the holes facing up.

Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2x2 pieces. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the piece for the back. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the legs and supports using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the inside face of the supports.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the bottom of each shelf to attach to the side panels, supports, and back. Attach using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. The top of the shelves will be flush with the top of the supports.

Step 4
Step 5

Cut the piece for the top support. Drill pocket holes in each end and secure to the center of the front and back supports using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. The top of the support will be flush with the top of the front and back supports.

Step 5
Step 6

Cut the piece for the divider. Drill pocket holes as shown. The divider will be located in the center of the top support as well as the center of the shelf. Attach using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 6
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the drawer slide supports. Attach to the side panels using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 7
Step 8

Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the top with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the supports and legs.

Step 8
Step 9

Cut the pieces for each of the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces and assemble as shown. Cut the pieces for the bottom. Attach to the drawer boxes using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach the drawer slide hardware. For a tutorial on how to install drawer slides, click here.Make any necessary adjustments.

Step 9
Step 9
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Drill the holes for the handles. There will be a 1/8” gap on all sides of the front. For an easy way to install drawer fronts, go <a href=”http://designsbystudioc.com/easy-way-to-install-drawer-fronts/”>here</a>. Finish drilling the holes for the drawer pulls.
Attach the angle brackets to the edges of the top as decoration.

Step 10
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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