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Jul
06
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Project Details

Just as promised, here is the newest addition to our new outdoor collection. This Outdoor Slatted Armchair pairs perfectly with the Outdoor Slatted Loveseat. Go ahead and plan that big end of summer party - we have you covered!

This plan was custom made to fit these fabulous cushions with a smattering of these for the back! You can also buy this combo set if you prefer. Cushions have a way of being super expensive, so we took the chore out of this task and designed the piece to fit them perfectly. A great price and gorgeous color selection - hard to beat!

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-$100
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Tools

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Lumber
  • 8 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 3 – 2x2 at 8’
Materials
Cut List

4 – 2x2 at 24-3/4” – Legs
4 – 2x2 at 27-1/4” – Side Tops and Bottoms
12 – 1x2 at 27-1/4” – Side Slats
2 – 2x2 at 24” – Back Top and Bottom
4 – 1x2 at 24” – Back Slats
1 – 2x2 at 24” – Front
2 – 1x2 at 24” – Front Slats
2 – 1x2 at 24” – Bottom Slats
9 – 1x2 at 24” – Seat 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 Legs, Side Tops and Side Bottoms. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Tops and Side Bottoms. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Pay close attention to which direction your pocket holes face – it’s up to you (just make sure that you are consistent).

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Side Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Slats. Place the Side Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 3

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

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Back Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Slats. Place the Back Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Front and Front Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front. Reset the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, and drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front Slats. Place the Front Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and 3/4” from the front edge of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble the Front as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws and the Front Slats with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

 

 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Bottom Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of each Bottom Slat. Place the Bottom Slats to where they are 3/4” from the back edge of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the Seat Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of each Seat Slat. Place the Seat Slats to where they are flush with the top edge of the Side Bottoms and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Finishing Instructions

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

Outdoor 
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
09
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Loveseat
Project Details

It's high time you give that lonely patio a refresh with a brand new outdoor collection debuting here on TDC. Enjoy those long summer days to the fullest. We have plans today for the loveseat, and many more collection pieces will be coming down the line in the next few weeks! 

This plan was custom made to fit these fabulous cushions with a smattering of these for the back! You can also buy this combo set if you prefer. Cushions have a way of being super expensive, so we took the chore out of this task and designed the piece to fit them perfectly. A great price and gorgeous color selection - hard to beat!

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
$75-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Tools
Lumber
  • 12 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 5 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x4 at 8’ (or use a small 8-1/4" scrap that you have on hand)
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 at 24-3/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 2x2 at 27-1/4” – Side Tops and Bottoms
  • 12 – 1x2 at 27-1/4” – Side Slats
  • 2 – 2x2 at 48” – Back Top and Bottom
  • 1 – 2x2 at 13-1/2” – Back Top Center
  • 12 – 1x2 at 23-1/4” – Back/Bottom Slats
  • 1 – 2x2 at 48” – Front
  • 2 – 1x2 at 48” – Front Slats
  • 1 – 2x2 at 27-1/4” – Center Support
  • 1 – 2x4 at 8-1/4” –Back Support
  • 1 – 2x2 at 8-1/4” –Front Support
  • 18 – 1x2 at 23-1/4” – Seat 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 Legs, Side Tops and Side Bottoms. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Tops and Side Bottoms. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Pay close attention to which direction your pocket holes face – it’s up to you (just make sure that you are consistent).

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Side Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Slats. Place the Side Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Back Top, Back Bottom, and Back Top Center. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Top and Back Bottom. Drill pocket holes in both ends and each sides of the Back Top Center. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Back Slats (you will only use 8 of the Back Slats in this step). With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Slats. Place the Back Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and the front side of the Back Top Center and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Front and Front Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front. Reset the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, and drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front Slats. Place the Front Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and 3/4” from the front edge of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble the Front as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws and the Front Slats with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Center Support, Back Support, and Front Support. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the top ends of the Front Support and Back Support. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Secure the Front Slats to the Front Support with 2-1/2” wood screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 7

Use the remaining 4 Slats from Step 4. Place the Bottom Slats to where they are 3/4” from the back edge of the Back Support and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the Seat Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of each Seat Slat. Place the Seat Slats to where they are flush with the top edge of the Center Support/Side Bottoms and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

To make this a Loveseat that you can really sink into, purchase The Threshold Outdoor Deep Seating Cushion from Target. After all, we based our Loveseat dimensions off of these cushions - they will fit like a glove!

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Finishing Instructions

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

Outdoor 
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

May
16
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Project Details

This Robot Bookcase is out of this world! It has TONS of storage and super cute details. This piece would be great for a kid's room, or a fun conversation piece in any room of the house. Ok, earthling... let's get building!

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-$100
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Tools
Lumber

1 – 3/4” plywood at 2' x 2’ 
1 – 3/4” plywood at 4’ x 8’

Materials
Cut List

2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4” x 15-1/4” – Foot Shelf Sides
1 – 3/4” plywood at 11” x 19-3/4” – Foot Shelf Bottom
1 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4” x 25-1/4” – Foot Shelf Top
1 – 3/4” plywood at 13-3/4” x 19-3/4” – Foot Shelf Back
1 – 3/4” plywood at 11” x 13-3/4” – Foot Shelf Wall
1 – 3/4” plywood at 1-1/2” x 19-3/4” – Foot Shelf Trim
2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4” x 23-3/4” – Body Shelf Sides
2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4” x 25-1/4” – Body Shelf Top And Bottom
1 – 3/4” plywood at 23-3/4” x 23-3/4” – Body Shelf Back
1 – 3/4” plywood at 11” x 23-3/4”  – Body Center Shelf
2 – 3/4” plywood at 11” x 11-1/2”  – Body Shelf Walls
1 – 3/4” plywood at 6-1/4” x 9-3/4”  – Neck
2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4” x 16”  – Head Shelf Top and Bottom
2 – 3/4” plywood at 8” x 11-3/4”  – Head Shelf Sides
1 – 3/4” plywood at 8” x 14-1/2”  – Head Shelf Back
2 – 3/4” plywood at 4” x 4” (4" diameter)  – Ears
2 – 3/4” plywood at 6” x 19-1/2”  – Arms

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 Foot Shelf Sides, Bottom, and Top. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the tops of the Foot Shelf Sides and along the front and ends of the Foot Shelf Bottom. The Foot Shelf Bottom will be 3/4” up from the bottom of the Foot Shelf Sides and 3/4” back from the front edge of the Foot Shelf Sides. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 2

Cut the piece for the Foot Shelf Back. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes along all four edges of the Foot Shelf Back. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 3

Next, cut the pieces for the Foot Shelf Wall and Foot Shelf Trim. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the tops and bottoms of the Foot Shelf Wall and at each end of the Foot Shelf Trim. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Body Shelf Sides, Bottom, and Top. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the tops and bottoms of the Foot Shelf Sides. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Body Shelf Back. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes along all four edges of the Foot Shelf Back. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 6

Next, cut the piece for the Body Center Shelf. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Body Center Shelf. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 7

Next, cut the pieces for the Body Shelf Walls. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the tops and bottoms of the Body Shelf Walls. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 8

Cut the piece for the Neck. Position as shown and assemble with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.  

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 9

Cut the pieces for the Head Shelf Sides, Bottom, and Back. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the tops and bottoms of the Head Shelf Sides and along all four sides of the Head Shelf Back. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Apply Edge Banding to the front of the Head Shelf Sides and Head Shelf Bottom if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 10

Secure the Head Assembly to the Neck as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. Finish the Head Assembly by securing the Head Shelf Top to the Head Shelf Sides and Back as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 11

Cut the pieces for the Ears. Position as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
Step 12

Cut the pieces for the Arms. Position as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. Apply Edge Banding to exposed plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Robot Bookcase
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

Apr
04
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Project Details

This is definitely a new slant on the traditional bookshelf! This piece has several nooks to place all of those great reads that you want to display. All you need are a few 1x2s, a piece of plywood, and a few hours and you've got yourself a beautiful and functional piece of furniture.

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
$75-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Tools
Lumber

6 – 1x2 at 8’
1 – 3/4” plywood at 4’x8’ (you will have a decent bit left over after cutting pieces)

Materials
Cut List

4 – 1x2 at 32-1/4” – Frame Tops/Bottoms
4 – 1x2 at 75” – Frame Sides
1 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 22-13/16” – Shelf A
2 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 37-13/16” – Shelf B
1 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 27-9/16” – Shelf C
3 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 22-13/16” – Shelf D

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 Frame Tops and Bottoms. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Frame Tops and Bottoms.

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Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Frame Sides. Attach the Frame Tops and Bottoms (with pocket holes facing the each other/the inside) to the Frame Sides as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Bookshelves A, B, C, and D. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the ends of each piece as shown. Pay attention to the location of the pocket holes in the images. Some holes will need to line up with the Frame Tops, Bottoms, and/or Sides. Apply Edge Banding to all of the plywood edges if desired.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 4

Attach one of the Bookshelf Ds to Bookshelf C as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Position the pair of Bookshelves on the Frame Assembly as shown and attach with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 5

Next, attach one of the Bookshelf Ds to one of the Bookshelf Bs as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Position the pair of Bookshelves on the Frame Assembly and on Bookshelf D as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 6

Next, attach the last Bookshelf D to the last Bookshelf B as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Position the pair of Bookshelves on the Frame Assembly and on Bookshelf D as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
Step 7

Lastly, attach Bookshelf A to Bookshelf D as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Attach to the Frame Assembly as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a V Bookshelf/Room Divider
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

Feb
18
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Project Details

This Salvaged Round Table is a super easy build that you can knock out in just a few hours. You can honor the salvaged look, or just go for that clean and simple look of fresh cut lumber- the choice is yours! Either way, make sure you let us see your work!

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
$75-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Tools
Lumber

3 – 4x4 at 8’
1/2 Sheet  – 3/4” plywood at 4’x4’ (use half a 4’x8’ plywood sheet or 2 pieces of 2’x4’ plywood sheet)

Materials
Cut List

1 – 4x4 at 32-1/4” – Long Lower Support
2 – 4x4 at 14-3/8” – Short Lower Supports
1 – 4x4 at 40” – Long Upper Support
2 – 4x4 at 14-3/8” – Short Upper Supports
4 – 4x4 at 26-1/8” – Table Legs
1 – 3/4” plywood at 48” diameter – Table 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 the pieces for the Short and Long Lower Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end and on both sides of the Short Lower Supports and the Long Lower Support. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Make sure that the angled pieces are positioned so their bottoms are longer than their tops (i.e the angle tapers inward as it moves upward).

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

Cut the pieces for the Short and Long Upper Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end and on both sides of the Short Upper Supports.

With your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" material, drill pocket holes along the long edge of the Short and Long Upper Supports as shown.

Attach the Short Upper Supports to the Long Upper Support as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Opposite of the Lower Support Assembly, make sure that the angled pieces are positioned so their tops are longer than their bottoms (i.e the angle tapers outward as it moves upward).

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

Cut the pieces for the Table Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on both sides of the top ends of each Table Leg.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Step 4

Assemble the Short and Long Lower Support assembly and the Short and Long Upper Support assembly to the Table Legs as shown.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
Step 5

Cut the piece for Table Top as shown. Apply Edge Banding to the plywood edge if desired. Place on top of the Short and Long Upper Supports as indicated and secure with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. If you really want to rock the “salvaged” look, be sure to manually distress the Dining Table before finishing it!

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round Table
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Salvaged Round 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.

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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

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