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Dec
05
2012
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Printer’s Media Suite Cabinet with Drawers

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-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
Lumber
  • One sheet of ¾” plywood
  • One half sheet of ¾” plywood
  • One piece of trim at 3-1/2” wide by 16”
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Six drawer pulls
  • 3 – sets of 16” drawer slides
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  2 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/2” x 29-1/4” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 29-1/4” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 3-3/4” x 14-1/2” – Kick Plate
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 18-3/4” – Shelves
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 16” x 20-1/4” – Top
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 15-1/4” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 6 – ¾” plywood at 3-1/2” x 15-1/4” – Drawer Box Sides
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 3-1/2” x 13-1/2” – Drawer Box Back
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 7-1/2” x 14-1/4” – Drawer Box Fronts
  • 6 – ¾” plywood at 4-1/8” x 15-1/4” – Drawer Fronts
  • 1 – 3-1/2” trim at 16” – Front Trim
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 sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the top edge of each piece. Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in the side edges, as well as the top. Attach the sides to the back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 1
Step 1
Step 2

 Cut the piece for the kick plate. Drill pocket holes in each end then attach to the lower front edge using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

 Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the side edges as well as the back edge and secure to the cabinet at the spacing shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

 Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the holes drilled in the upper sides and back. The top will overlap by ¾”.

Step 4
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottoms. Attach the sides to the bottoms using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the drawer box front and back. Attach the back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

The drawer box assembly is narrower than the drawer box front. The drawer box will be positioned ¼” from the bottom of the front as well as 3/8” in from each side. This will allow the drawer box front to have a 1/8” gap around all sides in the opening.

 

Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions and make any necessary adjustments.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 6

 Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Position them so that the first one starts 1/8” below the top, and there is 1/8” spacing between each piece. The pieces will overlap the sides by 3/8”. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 6
Step 7

 Cut the piece for the trim then attach to the lower front using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

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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