Sep
03
2013
The Design Confidential Reader Showcase: Sommerset Dresser

A friend needed some new dressers for her children and I said I could make them. Made loft beds for the children and the dresser are made to fit under the beds.

To Read More About This Build, Visit This Blog Post 
Aug
30
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Ivan Corner Shelf! A fun plan for adding something unique to a vacant corner of your space. No use in letting that space go to waste...am I right? Xx... Rayan

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!

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
Lumber
  • 2 – 1x10 at 8’
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 3” screws (for mounting)
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 6 – 1x10 (ripped to 7-3/4” wide) at 7-3/4” - Shelves
  • 2 – 1x10 (ripped to 7-3/4” wide) at 5-3/4” – Top & Bottom Spacers
  • 5 – 1x10 (ripped to 7-3/4” wide) at 6-1/2” – Middle Spacers
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 shelves. Cut the curve in each shelf using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the spacers. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the middle spacers, and one end only of the top and bottom spacers. Assemble the shelf using as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Mount the shelf unit to the wall using 3” screws through the shelf into a stud.

Step 2
Finishing Instructions

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

Knock Offs 
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.

Aug
29
2013
The Design Confidential Reader Showcase: Toy Box A La Land of Nod

A friend challenged me to build her a small toy box that was like one she saw on the Land of Nod web site.

Not one to run from a challenge I produced what you see in the opening picture. 

It was a straightforward build except for the transition on the front that required precise cutting of angles for everything to fit properly.  Thank goodness for a bandsaw and a device that measures angles accurately.

I also rounded some edges for looks and safety with my newly acquired router.  As an added novelty I added a Shaker peg on each end but inside the box.  

The final product weighs about 28 lbs which is nearly double the weight of the Land of Nod version.  I think that is the result of using wood rather than the engineered variety of wood.

The Design Confidential Reader Showcase: Toy Box A La Land of Nod
The Design Confidential Reader Showcase: Toy Box A La Land of Nod
Estimated Cost 

If I didn't have a scrap pile it would have cost about $50 plus painting.  I spent about $30.  Now compare that with the $199 retail price plus tax and shipping and the savings are considerable.  You also have to put it together!

Length of Time 

It took me two afternoons because of the thought process and trial and error to get the front transition correct.

Lumber Used 

Entirely pine from Big Blue and my scrap pile.

Finishing Technique 

The interior is sanded to 120 grit and the exterior to 220 grit.  The recipient will handle the painting. 

Aug
16
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Original Office Collection Three Drawer Charger Cabinet! That's right my friends, we still have quite a few more plans to post in the Original Office Collection and this three drawer charging unit is quite the fabulous addition to the bunch! Yahoo! Xx... Rayan

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
  • Brad nailer
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
Lumber

 

  • 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials

 

  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood
  • 3 sets of 18” drawer slides
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List

 

  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 20” x 27-1/4” – Sides
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 1-1/2” x 16-1/8” – Upper Stretchers
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2”x 16-1/8” – Lower Stretchers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-1/8” x 20” – Bottom
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-1/8” x 24” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-5/8” x 20-3/4” – Top
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2” x 17-5/8” – Trim
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 15-1/8” x 18” – Charger Drawer Bottom
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 1-1/2” x 15-1/8” – Charger Drawer Front
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 3-1/2” x 15-1/8” – Charger Drawer Back
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 13-3/8” x 17-1/4” – Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – ¾”plywood at 4-9/16” x 17-1/4” – Small Drawer Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 4-9/16” x 14-7/8” – Small Drawer Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 5-9/16” x 16-5/8” – Small Drawer Front
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 10-3/8” x 17-1/4” – Large Drawer Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 10-3/8” x 14-7/8” – Large Drawer Back
  • 1 – ¾”plywood at 11-3/8” x 16-5/8” – Large 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 will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

 Cut the pieces for the sides and the lower stretchers. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher pieces, as well as the top edge of the sides. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 1
Step 2

 

 Cut the piece for the bottom and position as shown. Secure to the stretchers using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 2
Step 3

 

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Position as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

 

Cut the pieces for the upper stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Position as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 5

 

 Cut the piece for the top. The front will overlap by ¾”. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the holes drilled in the back and side pieces.

Step 5
Step 6

 

Cut the piece for the trim. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 6
Step 7

 

Cut the pieces for the charger drawer. Cut the notches in the back piece as shown using a jigsaw. Attach the front and back pieces to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

 

Step 7
Step 7
Step 8

 

Cut the pieces for the drawers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. The fronts will overlap the drawer opening by 3/8” on the sides, and ¼” at the top and bottom.

Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer's instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments. 

Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Finishing Instructions

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

Knock Offs 
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.

Aug
12
2013
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 Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Four-Drawer Campaign Side Table Dresser!

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
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
Lumber
  • 1 – 2x2 at 3’
  • 2 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 4 – 1x6 at 8’
  • 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding, if desired
  • 4 cabinet pulls
  • 4 sets of 16” drawer slides
  • 4 - 3” x 3” Flat Angle Plates
  • 6 - 3” x 3” Flat T Plates
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  4 – 2x2 at 6-1/4” – Legs
  • 8 – 1x2 at 5-1/2” – Leg Braces
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 36” – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 18-3/4”- Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-3/4” x 34-1/2”- Back
  • 2 – 1x2 at 34-1/2” – Stretchers
  • 1 – 1x2 at 5-3/4” – Divider
  • 1 – 1x2 at 15-3/4” – Drawer Slide Support
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14-3/8” x 14-1/2” – Small Drawer Bottoms
  • 4 – 1x6 at 14-1/2” – Small Drawer Sides
  • 4 – 1x6 at 15-7/8” – Small Drawer Front & Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 32” – Large Drawer Bottoms
  • 4 – 1x6 at 14-1/2” – Large Drawer Sides
  • 4 – 1x6 at 33-1/2” – Large Drawer Front & Back
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x 16-5/8” – Small Drawer Fronts
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x 34-1/4” – Large Drawer Fronts
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 will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

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

Cut the piece for the bottom. Attach the legs to each corner using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 1
Step 1
Step 2

 Cut the pieces for the sides and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

 Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

 Cut the piece for the top. Secure with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the sides and back.

Step 4
Step 5

 Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes at each end. Position as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the divider and drawer slide support. Drill holes at each end of the drawer slide support. Position the divider as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Position the drawer slide support then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in each end of the sides as well as all four edges of the bottoms. Assemble the drawers as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Mark the position for the drawer pull and drill the holes. Install the drawer box, then shim the drawer front in place. For an easy tutorial on how to install drawer fronts, click here. Finish drilling the holes for the drawer pulls, then install.

Step 7
Step 8

Paint the angle and bracket hardware as desired, then install.

Finishing Instructions

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

Knock Offs 
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.

Aug
09
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Two-Door Campaign Side Table! On Wednesday we covered the 3 Drawer Campaign piece, and today the 2 door! Yay! The leg assemblies and the flat plates can be spray painted in a metallic color for the most authentic look. Xx... Rayan

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!

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
Lumber
  • 1 – 2x2 at 3’
  • 1 – 1x2 at 6’
  • 2 – 1x6 at 6’
  • 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Edge banding, if desired
  • 3 cabinet pulls
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • 1 set of 16” drawer slides
  • 4 - 3” x 3” Flat Angle Plates
  • 4 - 3” x 3” Flat T Plates
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 at 6-1/4” – Legs
  • 8 – 1x2 at 5-1/2” – Leg Braces
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 36” – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 18-3/4”- Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-3/4” x 34-1/2”- Back
  • 1 – 1x2 at 34-1/2” – Stretchers
  • 1 – 1x2 at 12-1/4” - Divider
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/2” x 32” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 2 – 1x6 at 14-1/2” – Drawer Sides
  • 2 – 1x6 at 33-1/2” – Drawer Front & Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x 34-1/4” – Drawer Fronts
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 16-5/8” - Doors
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 will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

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

Cut the piece for the bottom. Attach the legs to each corner using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 1
Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the sides and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

 Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

 Cut the piece for the top. Secure with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the sides and back.

Step 4
Step 5

 Cut the pieces for the stretcher and divider, and drill pocket holes at each end. Position as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the drawer box. Drill pocket holes in each end of the sides as well as all four edges of the bottoms. Assemble the drawer as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

Step 6
Step 6
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the drawer front. Mark the position for the drawer pull and drill the holes. Install the drawer box, then shim the drawer front in place. For an easy tutorial on how to install drawer fronts, click here. Finish drilling the holes for the drawer pulls, then install.

Step 7
Step 8

Install the hinges on the doors, then install the doors in the cabinet.

Paint the angle and bracket hardware as desired, then install.

Finishing Instructions

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

Knock Offs 
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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