Jan
18
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sauder Shelf Table
Project Details

I'm back in the saddle my friends, and I have missed you guys and making our sawdust dreams come true. I have been busy with life of course but I have taken on a really fun side project and I can't wait to tell you all about it! I think you will love it!

Today's build is a simple yet statement making piece that is perfect for an end table or nightstand and would be fabulous as an accent table anywhere you need some display and storage.

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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
Tools
Lumber

1/2 Sheet - 3/4" Plywood or MDF (4' x 4')

2 - 2x3 at 8'

1 - 2x2 at 8'

Materials
Cut List

4 - 2x3 at 24" - Legs

2 - 2x3 at 10" - Base

8 - 2x2 at 10" - Rails

3 - 3/4" Plywood at 24" x 10"

1 - 3/4" Plywood at 24" x 14 1/2"

Instructions

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

Create the Leg Base Units. Cut your boards to size and place pocket holes for 1 1/2" material on both ends of each rail and both ends of each base. Secure in place using glue and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sauder Shelf Table
Step 2

Cut your shelves and your top to size and sand, then place edge banding around all 4 sides if desired. If staining or painting your piece, you may want to do this step now for the shelves and leg units before you assemble them. Secure your shelves in place using glue and your 1 1/4" brad nails or wood screws. If you are using wood screws rather than finish nails, use a countersink bit so your screws sit flush.

You might also secure from underneath using 2" wood screws if you prefer, just keep in mind it will be tight quarters between the rails.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sauder Shelf Table
Step 3

Secure your top in place using glue and your 1 1/4" brad nails (preferred) or wood screws. You can also attempt to secure from underneath, coming up through the rails with 2" wood screws or nails if you prefer, but it will be a bit tricky to get your drill or nailer in there.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Sauder Shelf Table
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 ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Dec
14
2015
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Project Details

We shared plans for the stove and oven, and today the refrigerator, yahoo! We are well on our way to a full functioning gourmet kitchen!

Don't forget to take lots of pictures as you build and share them in a showcase here on the site or post to social media using the hashtag #BuiltTDCTuff. Just be sure to tag me as well so I am sure to see your beautiful hard work!

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-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Tools
Lumber

1 - 1x3 at 8'

2 sheets of 1/2" plywood or mdf

1/2 sheet of 1/4" plywood or luann

Materials
Cut List

4 - 1x3 at 17" - Kick Plate and Supports

3 - 1/4" Plywood or Luann at 18" x 1 1/2"  - Vent

2 - 1/4" Plywood or Luann at 13" x 2 1/2" - Door Trim

2 - 1/4" Plywood or Luann at 24 7/16" - Door Trim

2 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 36 1/2" x 14 1/4" - Side Panels

3 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 14 3/4" - Bottom and Shelves

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 18" x 4 1/2" - Vent Board

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 29 7/16" x 18" - Door

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 36 1/2" - Back

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 18" x 15" - Top

 

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 your side panels to size and using a jig saw or circular saw (or plunge router or table saw) notch out a small rectangle in the lower corner of your panel. You will need two of these and they should mirror each other. If your plywood or mdf has a face side to it, you will want to pay attention to that so that you have the corner notched out of what will be the front facing section of your side panel.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 2

Attach your kick plate, upper supports, and your lower back support using your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material and your 1" pocket hole screws and glue. Place your pocket holes on the inside so they aren't seen, and set your kick plate to be flush with the front facing edge of your notch and it will sit inside of your side panels. The upper and lower back support will sit 1/2" back from the back edge.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 3

Fasten your bottom in place using your nail gun and 1 1/4" brad nails or your countersink bit with 1 1/4" wood screws and glue. For the remaining two shelves set your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material with your 1" pocket hole screws and glue. You can place the 2 upper shelves wherever you see fit, this will depend on how your kiddos want to arrange their fridge and the type of things they will put in it! Just keep in mind that the vent will hang down about 4 1/2" from the top so this will change how high the top shelf seems. I have put the shelves in place with some dimensions that will work, but feel free to change it if you like!

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 4

Cut your vent board to size and fasten to the upper front support using your nail gun and 1" brad nails and glue. You can use 1" wood screws and your countersink bit or simply glue this in place if neither of the previous options work for you. This will sit flush with the top edge of your side panels. Then simply nail and glue the trim pieces directly over the top of the vent board.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 5

Cut your door to size and simply glue on the trim in much the same way you did for the vent board. Hang your door as you would might for a simple cabinet door with your hinges along one side (right or left) and follow manufacturer instructions to do this. You should leave 1/8" between the vent and the top of the door for easy opening and closing.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 6

Attach the back using 1" brad nails or 1" wood screws and glue.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 7

Fasten the top in place using 1" brad nails or wood screws and glue.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 9

Fasten the top in place using 1 1/4" brad nails and glue or 1 1/4" screws if necessary. The top will sit flush on all 4 sides.

Finishing Instructions

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

Kiddos 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Dec
07
2015
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Project Details

Weeee... I am a little late this year with our Handmade Holiday series of gifts, though I knocked out a few good hostess and adult gifts already - so, not all bad I guess. I will try to pump these out quickly in the midst of life, and birthdays... lots and lots of birthdays. Eek. And of course the holidays... which is precisely what you will want these for, no? Luckily this and the other pieces in this Chelsey Play Kitchen collection are easy builds! Seriously, like knock them out in an afternoon or so - easy. So let's get right to it!

Plans for the Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven

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
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Tools
Lumber

1 - 1x3 at 8'

2 sheets of 1/2" plywood or mdf

Materials
Cut List

4 - 1x3 at 17" - Kick Plate and Supports

2 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 22 1/2" x 14 1/2" - Side Panels

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 14 1/2" - Bottom

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 14" - Shelf

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 4" - Range Board

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 16 3/4" x 15 1/4" - Door

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 18" x 14 1/2" - Top

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 18" x 26" - Back

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 your side panels to size and using a jig saw or circular saw (or plunge router or table saw) notch out a small rectangle in the lower corner of your panel. You will need two of these and they should mirror eachother. If your plywood or mdf has a face side to it, you will want to pay attention to that so that you have the corner notched out of what will be the front facing section of your side panel.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 2

Attach your kick plate and upper front support using your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material and your 1" pocket hole screws and glue. Place your pocket holes on the inside so they aren't seen, and set your kick plate to be flush with the front facing edge of your notch and will sit inside of your side panels. The upper support will sit 1/2" back from the front edge.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 3

Attach your back supports using your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material and your 1" pocket hole screws and glue. Both supports will sit flush with the back edge of the side panels. You can place your pocket holes on the backside facing outward since they will be covered in a later step.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 4

Fasten your bottom in place using your nail gun and 1 1/4" brad nails or your countersink bit with 1 1/4" wood screws and glue.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 5

Cut your shelf to size and place pocket holes along the bottom of it. Use your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material and your 1" pocket hole screws and glue to attach approximately 10 1/2" from the top edge of your side panels. This is a bit subjective so you can place this shelf anywhere it makes sense to you as long as it sits 1/2" back from the front edge of your side panels.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 6

Fasten the range board in place using your nail gun and 1" brad nails and glue. You can use 1" wood screws and your countersink bit or simply glue this in place if neither of the previous options work for you. This will sit flush with the top edge of your side panels.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 7

Cut your oven door to size and cut out the center opening. If you would like to attach acrylic to the inside of this, a thin panel that is slightly larger than the opening should work just fine and can be screwed in place using small picture frame screws or something no longer than 1/2". Hang your oven door as you would a cabinet door with your hinges along one side (right or left) and follow manufacturer instructions to do this. You should leave 1/8" all the way around for easy opening and closing.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 8

Fasten the top in place using 1 1/4" brad nails and glue or 1 1/4" screws if necessary. The top will sit flush on all 4 sides.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 9

Attach the back using 1 1/4" brad nails or 1 1/4" wood screws and glue.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 10

Now for the pretty stuff! Finish as desired and attach your burner knobs, grates and add your drawer pull and voila! donzo!

Finishing Instructions

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

Kiddos 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Nov
17
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Vintage Fir Platform Bed with Storage

I made this bed ages ago and it has a few tweaks to the design.

To Read More About This Build, Visit This Blog Post 
Estimated Cost 
Length of Time 
Modifications 

I used 12" x 6" beams for the headboard and made the sides of the bed flush instead of having an overhang.

Lumber Used 
Finishing Technique 
Additional Project Details 
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Vintage Fir Platform Bed with Storage
Note
Nov
13
2015
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Project Details

At long last, we have the plans for another version of the twin sized house bed playhouse! You all loved the original twin sized version so much that I am rolling out the other requested sizes and each will have a slightly different variation in style, from the last. Hopefully this will let you choose your own adventure with this project, depending on your needs and how it will function.

Plans for the Toddler House Bed

With all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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-$150
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Tools
Lumber
  • 7 - 1x4 at 10' - can sub for 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood
  • 2 - 2x4 at 10' or 3 - 2x4 at 8'
  • 6 - 2x3 at 10' or 8 - 2x3 at 8'
  • 1 - 2x2 at 6'
Materials
Cut List
  • 20 - 1x4's at 39" - Slats (Can sub for 3/4" plywood at 39" x 72")
  • 2 - 2x4's at 75" - Lower Side Rails
  • 2 - 2x4's at 39" - Head and Foot Rails
  • 3 - 2x3's at 72" - Center and Side Boards
  • 4 - 2x3's at 36" - Posts
  • 2 - 2x3's at 29 3/4" - Roof
  • 2 - 2x3's at 31 1/4" - Roof
  • 2 - 2x3's at 68" - Upper Side Rails
  • 1 - 2x3 at 5 1/2" - Chimney
  • 1 - 2x3 at 8 1/2" - Chimney
  • 1 - 2x3 at 4 1/2" - Chimney
  • 1 - 2x2 at 68" - Pitch Rail
  •  
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 all 6 boards to size and then bevel the 4 posts at a 45° angle, on one end, making sure to keep the length of your original cut. You will be making 2 units here and you can drill your pocket holes in the bottom rails as shown, and set your Pocket Hole Jig for 1 1/2" material. Attach your posts to your Rails using glue and 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws. Your posts will sit with the longer edge on what will be the inside and the same side as your pocket holes.

** When you bevel, you are simply cutting your board at an angle with your board laying flat and your miter saw tilting 45° rather than being turned at a 45° angle as it would be when you miter.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Step 2

Create your inner frame by cutting your boards to length and attaching them to your Head and Foot Rails. If you prefer for your slats to sit flush with the rails, secure the Center and Side Boards 3/4" down from the top edge of the Head and Foot Rails and 1/4" up from the bottom edge. Secure the Center and Side Boards in place using your Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2" material and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and glue. Attach the center board first for ease of securing with pocket hole screws and you can place the pocket holes on the outsides of the Side Boards since they won't be seen.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Step 3

Now you will attach the 3 units you have built by securing the Side Boards to the Bottom Rails with 2" wood screws and glue. Use your countersink drill bit to pre-drill for screws that will sit flush with your boards. Since you will secure the Side Boards directly to the Bottom Rails, you can simply glue the Head and Foot Rails to the Side Boards if you wish, but there is no need to worry about securing these with screws or pocket holes.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Step 4

Fasten your slats in place using 1 1/2" brad nails or finish nails. If you don't have a nail gun at your disposal, you can opt to use 1 1/2" screws, just be sure to countersink them using your countersink drill bit to pre-drill and then fasten your screws with a phillips head drill bit. The slats should fit perfectly with no spaces between them, but it would be wise to dry fit just to be sure!

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Step 5

Now for the fun part! This looks so much more complicated than it actually is - promise! Cut your boards to length and note that you will be creating 2 units for the pitch of your roof and that the 2 boards that form one unit are not the same length. One side is going to be 1 1/2" longer than the other. Once you have them cut to length, bevel one end of each board at 45°. Be sure to keep the length as directed when you do this. Once you have beveled the end of each board, you will create your pitch by securing the straight cut end of one long and one short piece together. Please be sure to set the short piece to the inside edge of the longer piece as you see in the diagram.

Once you have your 2 roof units created, you can secure them to your posts using glue and 2" wood screws, downward from the top edge of your bevel down into your posts. Be sure to countersink and pre-drill so your screws are flush.

**Note that these pieces will sit flat for beveling as well as when you secure them to create your pitch. The face of your roof boards should match that of your posts and both will have the face side of your board (the 2 1/2" side) run the length of the bed (the longer sides) rather than the width (the shorter head and foot). This means that when you look at your bed from the side, your boards will appear slightly bigger than they do when you look at your bed from the head or foot, but all should match.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Step 6

Secure the rails in place using 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and glue. Cut your rails to length, noting that the top rail that runs the between the 2 roof units is a 2x2 while the Upper Side Rails are 2x3's. The 2x3's will sit with the face of your boards (the 2 1/2" side) facing outward. Place pocket holes for 1 1/2" material on either end of one face of the 2x3's and secure to the Posts and Roof Units from the inside of your bed. Note that the top edge of your Rails will actually sit flush with the top edge of your roof board bevel. Place your pocket holes for 1 1/2" material on either end of your 2x2 Pitch Rail and secure this sitting flush to the very top of the pitch of your Roof. Place your pocket holes on the underside of your Pitch Rail so they aren't visible.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Step 7

This last step is optional, but pretty adorable. To create a chimney, you will simply cut all 3 pieces to length, and then bevel the legs at 45°. Secure all 3 pieces together using 2" wood screws and glue and be sure your beveled edges face the same direction and note that this chimney unit will also sit with the face of your board (the 2 1/2" side) sitting the same way your posts and your roof sit (along the sides) with the sides of your board (the 1 1/2" side) facing the front and back.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Twin House Bed with Platform + Chimney
Finishing Instructions

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

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Nov
06
2015
The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a 90 Inch Big Sur Table
Project Details

By special reader request... the 90 inch table! Of course if the 65 Inch is more your speed - plans for that are here.

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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
$100-$150
Tools
Lumber
  • 3 - 2x12 at 8'
  • 5 - 1x3 at 8'
  • 2 - 6x6 at 6'
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 - 6x6 at 30" (Legs)
  • 2 - 1x3 at 23 3/4" (Side Aprons)
  • 6 - 1x3 at 30 1/4" (Table Supports)
  • 2 - 1x3 at 79 1/2" (Front/Back Aprons)
  • 3 - 2x12 at 90 " (Table Tops)
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

Attach the Side Aprons to the Legs. These will be fastened 1 1/2" from the top of the leg and will sit back 1" from the outside edge of your legs. Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" material and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws with glue.

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a 90 Inch Big Sur Table
Step 2

Build the Frame // set your Kreg Jig for 3/4" material and create your pocket holes. Use 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws and Wood Glue to fasten together.

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a 90 Inch Big Sur Table
Step 3

Attach the Frame to the Legs // Use 3" Screws and Wood Glue. Frame will sit 1 1/2" from the top edge of the legs and will be centered front to back with a setback of 1" from front edge of legs as well as on the backside.

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a 90 Inch Big Sur Table
Step 4

Cut 3 boards to length for the top of your table. Remove a 3 1/2" square from 2 of the corners for 2 of your boards. Use a jig saw, circular saw or router for this. Then attach your table top boards to the frame and aprons using 2" finish nails and glue.

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a 90 Inch Big Sur Table
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 ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

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