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Jun
08
2015
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Project Details

Did you miss me? Did you notice all was quiet on the western front for a few days? No? Well, I still love you guys... Oh how fun is this project. I feel like it would be a chic outdoor gardening area, or a fabulous covered work table that just bekons stylish creation... don't you think? Yahoo.

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.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table

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
Dimensions
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Tools
Lumber
  • 1 – 1x2 at 8’                                          
  • 4 – 2x2 at 8’                                 
  • 4 – 2x4 at 8’                                 
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at – 4’x8’         
  • 3 – 1/2” diameter Wooden Dowel Rods at 8’ 
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x4 at 30” – Sawhorse Tops
  • 8 – 2x4 at 24” – Sawhorse Sides
  • 4 – 1x2 at 7-1/4” – Sawhorse Bottoms
  • 2 – 2x4 at 26” – Sawhorse Stretchers
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 3-1/2”x30” – Table Sides
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 30”x66-1/2” – Table Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 2-3/4”x66-1/2” – Table Back
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 4-3/4”x20” – Cabinet Sides
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 4”x12” – Cabinet Back
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 12”x20” – Cabinet Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 3-1/4”x18” – Drawer Sides
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 2-1/2”x10-1/4” – Drawer Back
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 10-1/4”x18” – Drawer Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 4-1/2”x13-1/2” – Drawer Front
  • 2 – 2x2 at 96” – Awning Posts
  • 4 – 2x2 at 36” – Awning Arms
  • 4 – 1x2 at 12” – Awning Supports
  • 3 – 1/2” diameter Wooden Dowels at 74” – Dowel Rods
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 Sawhorse Tops and Sawhorse Sides. With the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the top ends of the Sawhorse Sides. Secure Sawhorse Sides to the Sawhorse Top with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Repeat twice, once for each Sawhorse.  

Cut the pieces for Sawhorse Bottoms and Sawhorse Stretchers. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Sawhorse Bottoms. Attach the Sawhorse Bottoms to the Sawhorse Sides as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.  Make sure that the pocket holes face the ground when assembling. Attach the Sawhorse Stretcher to the Sawhorse Bottoms with glue and 2” wood screws. Repeat twice, once for each Sawhorse.  

 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Step 2

Cut the pieces for Table Sides, Table Back, and Table Top.  With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes along the outer bottom sides of the Table Sides, to later attach to the Sawhorses.

With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes along the left and right bottom sides of the Table Top. Attach the Table Sides to the Table Top with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Table Back. Attach the Table Back to the Table Sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Attach the Table Back to the Table Top with glue and 1-1/4” wood screws, starting the screws from the underside of the Table Top.  Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of plywood on the Table if desired. 

Now it’s starting to shape up! Attach the Table Top to the Sawhorses (through the Table Sides) as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Step 3

Next, cut the pieces for the Cabinet Sides, Cabinet Back, and Cabinet Bottom. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Cabinet Back (on the back side) and along the top edge. Drill pocket holes along the top edge of the Cabinet Sides. Attach the Cabinet Back to the Cabinet Sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

Attach the Cabinet Back/Cabinet Sides to the Table Top as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes along the sides of the Cabinet Bottom on the bottom side. Attach the Cabinet Bottom to the Cabinet Sides and Cabinet Back as shown with glue and 1-1/4” wood screws. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of plywood on the Cabinet if desired.

 

 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Drawer Sides, Drawer Back, Drawer Bottom, and Drawer Front. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes along the front ends of the Drawer Sides, at each end of the Drawer Back, and along the front and sides of the Drawer Bottom on the bottom. 

Attach the Drawer Front to the Drawer Sides and Drawer Bottom as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. The Drawer Front will extend beyond the Drawer Sides on the top by 1/2”, the sides by 7/8”, and the bottom by 3/4”. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of plywood on the Drawer if desired.

Install the Drawer into the Cabinet as shown. After finishing, apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of the Drawer Box to help it slide smoothly. Add drawer hardware such as a pull or knob if desired. Drawer Box will have a 1/8” gap on each side once installed inside the Cabinet. 

 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Awning Posts, Awning Arms, and Awning Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on one end of each Awning Arm.  With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes on each end of the Awning Supports. Drill 1/2” diameter holes on one end of each Awning Arm (the opposite end from where the pocket holes were drilled) and at the top of the Awning Post as shown. Attach the Awning Arms to the Awning Post with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Attach the Awning Supports to the Awning Arms and Awning Post with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.  Repeat twice, once for each side of the Work Table.  

Clamp the Awning Sides to the Work Table as shown. Drill pilot holes and screw in the Lag Screws in the locations noted. Repeat for each side of the Work Table. 

 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Step 6

Cut the piece for the Cloth Awning. If you cannot find fabric wide enough for the Cloth Awning, feel free to sew two pieces together to get the appropriate width. Turn under each side of the Cloth Awning 1/2”, iron, turn over another 1/2”, and iron again. To secure the edges of the fabric, you can use iron-on adhesive, fabric glue, or sew the edges. 

 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the Dowel Pockets. Turn over all sides of the Dowel Pockets 1/2”, iron, turn over another 1/2”, and iron again. To secure the edges of the fabric, you can use iron-on adhesive, fabric glue, or sew the edges. 

 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Step 8

Place the Dowel Pockets on the Cloth Awning as shown. Secure the Dowel Pockets to the Cloth Awning along the long edges of the Dowel Pockets, leaving the ends open to later accept the Dowel Rods. To secure the fabric together, you can use iron-on adhesive, fabric glue, or sew into place. 

 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Step 9

Cut the pieces for the Dowel Rods. Insert a few inches of one end of the Dowel Rod into the drilled hole in the Awning Arm. “Thread” the Dowel Rod into the end Dowel Pocket of the Cloth Awning. Next, guide the Dowel Rod into the opposite Awning Arm. Repeat this process with the Dowel Rod at the top of the Awning Post and the Dowel Rod at the other end of the Cloth Awning. The Dowel Rods will extend past the Awning Sides by 1-1/2” on all ends. If you wish to secure the Dowel Rods into place, use 1-1/4” brad nails where the Dowel Rods pass through the Awning Arms and Awning Posts. 

 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Vintage Inspired French Work 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

Jun
02
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase for the Copenhagen Media Stand

Tired of the Target 100$ entertainment centers - this one caught my eye.

This is the Copenhagen Media Stand.  I didnt like the view showing all the sandwiched layers from the end and the front so I framed the whole thing in Redwood.  I also used pine that had pine beetle discoloration. Got lucky and spotted some pre-made panels with pine beetle damage - someone at the plant used their head and alternated the colored strips with normal strips when they built them.  For the top I joined several strips to meet the altered dimensions I used - a few inches shorter than the plans.

Estimated Cost 

~$140 - drawer pulls and sliders were biggest expense - even more so if you go with the slow close sliders...

Length of Time 

Took me a few months but only because we had a baby mid build.  Probably only 5 or 6 days of real build time - with a bit of a learning curve for the drawer slider installation.

Lumber Used 

Pine - pine beetle damaged for color

Pine project board with pine beetle damage cut up for drawer fronts.

Redwood for framing.

Finishing Technique 

Oil based polyeurathane.

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase for the Copenhagen Media Stand
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase for the Copenhagen Media Stand
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase for the Copenhagen Media Stand
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase for the Copenhagen Media Stand
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase for the Copenhagen Media Stand
Apr
22
2015
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Project Details

Happy Earth Day friends! I'm pretty excited because today's plan is basically to. die. for. So good. And there isn't much that celebrates our gorgeous green(-ish) earth more than building your own furniture in an environmentally responsible way. No hidden chemicals or blood diamonds are used during the making of your own furniture and of course there is absolutely no animal testing whatsoever. If you can use reclaimed wood or lumber and give your materials a second chance at life while sparing the young growth, well then you have indeed done a good thing. Yahoo.

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!

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
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Tools
Lumber
  • 2 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 10 – 1x3 at 8’  
  • 7 – 2x4 at 8’  
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x4 at 11-3/4” – Legs                                                 
  • 2 – 2x4 at 15” – Headboard Sides                                   
  • 2 – 2x4 at 85” – Sides                                                       
  • 2 – 1x2 at 78” – Cleats                                                      
  • 1 – 2x4 at 82” – Center Support                                     
  • 2 – 2x4 at 9-1/4” – Center Support Legs                       
  • 2 – 2x4 at 78” – Headboard and Footboard Frames    
  • 2 – 2x4 at 78” – Headboard Supports                            
  • 10 – 1x3 at 78” – Slats
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 paste wax, 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. You can draw out the shape of the Leg through using the measurements or the degree of cut. If using the degree of cut, remember to start at the corners that meet up with the corner of the lumber that will not be cut off (for this example, the top left corner and the bottom right corner). With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the top ends of each Leg.
 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Step 2

Cut the piece for the Headboard Sides. You can draw out the shape of the Headboard Side through using the measurements or the degree of cut. If using the degree of cut, remember to start at the corners that meet up with the corner  of the lumber that will not be cut off (for this example, the top right corner and the bottom left corner). With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the bottom ends of each Headboard Side. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Sides and Cleats. Attach the Cleat to the Side using glue and 1-1/4” countersunk screws leaving 3-1/2” at each end for the bed hardware and Headboard Frame and Footboard Frame. Attach the bed hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Next, Assemble the Headboard Sides and Legs to the Side as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Repeat this step again, mirrored - one assembly for each side of the bed.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Step 4

Cut the piece for the Center Support and the Center Support Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Center Support and in the top ends of each Center Support Leg. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Headboard and Footboard Frames. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Headboard and Footboard Frames. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Step 6

Assemble the Center Support with Center Support Legs as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the Headboard Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Supports. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Included are close-ups of the front and back of the Headboard Supports attached to the Headboard Sides.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the Slats. The Slats will be spaced approximately 6” apart (this graphic shows 1-1/2” spacing near the Headboard Frame and Footboard Frame and 6” spacing elsewhere). Attach to the supports using 1-1/4” countersunk screws. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
Step 9

And now for the bonus round! This bed will function great as-is, but if you want to kick it up a notch, add paracord, wire, or bungee to the Headboard (think of all the color possibilities)! This graphic shows several eye hook screws spaced 4” apart on the top and bottom (staggered) on the Headboard Supports. Simply install the eye hook screws and weave your cord through the eye hook screws in a zigzag manner as shown and secure with a solid knot. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a King Sized Mellow Bed
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

Apr
06
2015
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
Project Details

I hope you all had such a Happy Easter! We are officially back from our vacation and I can't wait to share some of the details with you all. I hoped it would be relaxing and allow me to recover a bit more from this nagging infection, and I would say it absolutely did help a bit. But let's be real, relaxing is the opposite of what a vacation with kiddos is all about. My two littles took misbehaving to a whole new level, so naturally I am thinking about an easier time when they were still babies and sleeping like angels in cribs, and not yet talking.... Our first crib plan has been such a hit that we thought we would expand the line and add some other fabulous options to it.

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 a crib for your new little angel. 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!

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
$125-$175
Dimensions
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
Tools
Lumber
  • 4 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x4 at 8’
  • 6 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x4 at 8’
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 4’x8’ 
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x4 at 28-1/4” – Head and Foot Tops
  • 4 – 2x2 at 70” – Posts
  • 2 – 1x4 at 28-1/4” – Head and Foot Bottoms
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 28-1/4”x37-1/2” – Head Panel
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 28-1/4”x33-1/2” – Foot Panel
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 38-1/4”x53-1/2” – Side Panels
  • 2 – 2x2 at 53-1/2” – Side Tops
  • 2 – 1x3 at 53-1/2” – Mattress Frame Sides
  • 2 – 1x3 at 26-3/4” – Mattress Frame Ends
  • 2 – 2x2 at 52” – Slat Supports
  • 8 – 1x3 at 26-3/4” – Slats
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 Posts, Head Top, Head Panel, and Head Bottom. Apply edge banding to exposed plywood edges if desired. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the ends of the Head Top.  Set the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in the sides and bottom of the Head Panel, then in the ends of the Head Bottom. Make sure that the pocket holes drilled into the Head Bottom piece are within the 1-1/2” that will make contact with the Post when assembled. Assemble the Head Bottom and Head Panel as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.  Assemble the Head Top as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. The top sketch is the inside view of the Crib Head and the bottom sketch is the outside view of the Crib Head. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Posts, Foot Top, Foot Panel, and Foot Bottom. Apply edge banding to exposed plywood edges if desired. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the ends of the Foot Top.  Set the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in the sides and bottom of the Foot Panel, then in the ends of the Foot Bottom. Make sure that the pocket holes drilled into the Foot Bottom piece are within the 1-1/2” that will make contact with the Post when assembled. Assemble the Foot Bottom and Foot Panel as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.  Assemble the Foot Top as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. The top sketch is the inside view of the Crib Foot and the bottom sketch is the outside view of the Crib Foot. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
Step 3

Cut the piece for the Side Panels. Apply edge banding to exposed plywood edges if desired. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the ends of the Side Panels. When drilling the pocket holes, make sure to stagger them so that they do not line up with the pocket holes in the Head Panel (we don’t want any pocket screws to interfere with one another). Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Side Tops. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Tops. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 
 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Mattress Frame Ends and Mattress Frame Sides. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Mattress Frame Ends. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Slat Supports. Attach to the inside of the frame with glue and countersunk 2” wood screws.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build a Canopy Crib
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the Slats. Attach to the slat supports with countersunk 1-1/4” wood screws.

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Step 8

Now it’s time to install the Corner Braces! For this crib, we have 3 positions for the mattress. The first position will be 14-1/4” from the bottom of the Head Panel and Foot Panel, the second position will be 8-1/4” from the bottom of the Head Panel and Foot Panel, and the third position will be set on the Bottom piece.   

For illustrative purposes only, the sketch shows Braces at the top two positions. You will only need Braces at one position on each side. The third position, or lowest position, will not need Braces.

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Step 9

Here is a sketch of the Braces in action (view from the bottom)! Simply secure your Braces at the desired position, set the Mattress Frame on top of the Braces, and attach the Mattress Frame to the Braces. 

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Step 10

Dress this beautiful Crib up with a canopy and call it done!

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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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Mar
10
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase Cameron Corner Entertainment Book Shelf

My son just got a TV for the playroom last year for Christmas. He is 7 yrs old. He loves using netflix and playing his Wii U games. I had everything sitting on plastic totes.

I wanted something better and never could find the right stand to go in there. I needed something to last, but looked nice being in the room. 

I cut out some mouse holes (What they look like to me) for the cables to go through. I decided not to paint the back panels becuase I liked the two tone look it gave.

You can't see them that well in the picture, but I drilled holes in the back panel. They are right under each shelf. I did that to help vent some the of the hot air that either gaming system puts out when running for a such a longer period of time. You dont even see them when your looking at the front of it.

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Estimated Cost 

$100-$120

Length of Time 

3 weeks 

Modifications 

I had to switch to the 1-1/4 pocket hole screws when attaching the legs to the side panels. The 2" screws were splitting my 2x2 legs. 

Lumber Used 

3/4 & 1/4 Oak Plywood

3 2x2 8' 

3 1x2 8' Spruce-Pine-Fir Furring Strip 

Finishing Technique 

Cabot 1-Quart Smoke Paprika Oil Modified Wood Stain (Satin)

 

 

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Mar
06
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase for Kevin's Adorable Little Builder and Her Gorgeous Loft Bed via @thedesconf

Thank you again so much for posting these plans.  Everything was straightforward and easy to follow.  My kid just loves it, and that I built it (with her help) makes it really special.

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