Aug
23
2012
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a RH Baby & Child Inspired Finn Desk

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Estimated Cost

$100-$150

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
  • 4 – 2x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x2 at 6’
  • 1 – 2x2 at 3’
  • 1 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x2 at 6’
  • 1 – 1x2 at 3’
  • 1 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x6 at 8’
  • 2 – 1x6 at 6’
  • Half sheet of ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard
  • One sheet of ¾” plywood
  • Half sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Five sets of 18” drawer slides
  • Five drawer pulls
  • Edge banding for plywood
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 8- 2x3 at 29-1/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 2x3 at 19” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 19” – Side Panels
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 19” – Inner Side Panels
  • 6 – 2x2 at 10” – Back Frames & Lower Supports
  • 2 – 2x2 at 20” – Back Frame
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 14-1/4” – Back Panels
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 20” – Back Panel
  • 6 – 1x2 at 10” – Middle, Upper Supports & Upper Aprons
  • 2 – 1x2 at 20” – Upper Supports & Upper Aprons
  • 4 – 1x2 at 19” – Pullout Supports
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 23” x 51” – Top
  • 8 – 1x6 at 9” – Drawer Boxes
  • 8 – 1x6 at 16-1/2” – Drawer Boxes
  • 2 – 1x3 (ripped to 2” wide) at 16-1/2” – Drawer Box
  • 2 – 1x3 (ripped to 2” wide) at 19” – Drawer Box
  • 4 – ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard at 9” x 18” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 1 – ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard at 18” x 19” – Drawer Bottom
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 6” x 9-3/4” – Drawer Fronts
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2” x 19-3/4” – Drawer Front
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 9-7/8” x 21-1/4” – Pullouts
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 the pieces for the legs, side frames, side panels, and inner side panels. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the side frame pieces. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the side panels and inner panels as shown. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

The back face of the panels will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the back panel frames. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the side frame pieces. Attach to the legs using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the back panels. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the back panels as shown. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. 

Step 2
Step 2
Step 3

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

Cut the pieces for the middle supports. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the upper supports and pullout supports. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the upper supports . Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Drill pocket holes in one long end of each pullout support. Attach to the side panels and inner panels using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the upper aprons. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Orient the pieces so that the pocket holes are facing up.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 5

Cut the piece for the top. The top will overlap the sides by ½” and the front by 1”. Attach the top using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the legs, aprons, and supports.

Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces and assemble the drawers as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the bottoms using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Attach the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For a tutorial, click here.

Step 6
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the fronts. For an easy tutorial on how to install the fronts, click here.

Cut the pieces for the pullouts. Apply edge banding and slide into place.

Step 7
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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