Oct
29
2011
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This project was going to be another project and it somehow morphed into this project. Weird when that happens... but I think it's an accidentally perfect set of bankable shelves that will help you contain the toy mess. Or perhaps in my case the craft mess. Those bottom bins are perfection!

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Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Tools

Tape Measure

Safety Gear

Drill

Kreg Jig - optional

Saw

Nail Gun - optional

Lumber

1 sheet of 3/4" ply or mdf

1/2 sheet of 1/4" ply or mdf

2 - 1x2 at 8'

1 - 1x2 at 6'

Materials

1 1/4" pocket hole screws - if using Kreg Jig otherwise 1 1/4" wood screws

1 1/4" Finish Nails

Wood Glue

Wood Filler

Sanding Supplies

Finishing Supplies

Cut List

1 - 1/4" ply at 23 1/2" x 47 1/4" Back

2 - 3/4" ply at 23 1/2" x 15 1/4" Shelves

1 - 3/4" ply at 23 1/2" x 13 3/4" Bottom Shelf

2 - 3/4" ply at 15 1/2" x 47 1/4" Sides

1 - 3/4" ply at 15 1/2" x 25" Top

** 1 - 3/4" ply 23 1/2" x 9 1/4" OR 1x10 at 23 1/2" Bin Board

9 - 1x2 at 23 1/2" Cleats and Bottom Trim

Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials!

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices.

Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Build the Basic Box: Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" Stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue to secure the sides to the top and the bottom trim to the sides. The bottom trim will sit flush with the front edges of the sides.

If you don't have a Kreg Jig you can use a countersink bit and wood screws.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the Bin Board and Hand Hold: Use a jig saw to carve out the hand hold portion and then attach the Bin Board to the Sides using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.

If you don't have a Kreg Jig you can use a countersink bit and wood screws.

If you prefer to use a 1x10 for the bin board rather than ply or mdf, you can.

Step 2
Step 3

Attach the Cleats: The cleats along the back side will sit 1/4" in from the back edges of the sides. The center cleats along the front will sit in 3/4" from the front edge while the top cleat on the front will sit flush with the front edge of the sides and the bottom cleat on the front will sit flush with the bin board.

Attach using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and your 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue or use a countersink bit and wood screws from the out side edges of the sides.

Step 3
Step 4

Attach the shelves: Use 1 1/4" Finish Nails and glue to attach to their respective cleats. The small shelf goes on the bottom.

Step 4
Step 5

Tack on the Back: Use your 1 1/4" Finish Nails and glue to secure in place.

Step 5
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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**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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