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Free Woodworking Plans to Build an Oversized Bailey Cube Storage Chest

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You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build an Oversized Bailey Storage Cube via @thedesconf The oversized Bailey Cube is perfect for storing blankets, or as a coffee table perhaps. Even a Hope chest would be a fabulous use for this piece. Tailor it to suit the other pieces in your room by changing the trim to match.

 

$25-$50

  • 3 – 3/4″ Square or Quarter round Trim at 8′
  • 1 sheet – 3/4″ Ply or MDF
  • 1 – 1×3 at 10′
  • 1 – 1×3 at 6′
  • 3 – 1×2 at 10′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 3/4″ Ply at 36″ x 16 1/2″ Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ Ply at 40 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ Ply at 36″ x 18″ Front and Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ Ply at 18″ x 18″ Sides
  • 2 – 1×2 at 36″ Frame
  • 2 – 1×2 at 16 1/2″ Frame Sides
  • 4 – 1×2 at 39″ Face Frame Top of box, and top trim of front/ back box
  • 2 – 1×2 at 18″ Face Frame Sides Top of Box
  • 4 – 1×2 at 14″ Trim Sides on Sides of box
  • 2 – 1×2 at 19 1/2″ Trim Bottom on Sides of Box
  • 4 – 1×3 at 14″ Trim Sides of Front/Back of Box
  • 2 – 1×3 at 39″ Trim Bottom on Front/Back Box
  • 2 – 1×3 at 19 1/2″ Trim Bottom on Sides of Box
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 3/4″ at 42″ Square or Quarter Round Trim on Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 3/4″ at 22 1/2″ Square or Quarter Round Trim on Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 3/4″ at 21″ Square or Quarter Round Trim on Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 3/4″ at 40 1/2″ Square or Quarter Round Trim on Top

This storage chest is really pretty simple to construct. I think you shouldn’t have many problems whipping this together, but just in case you do, please feel free to toss me a line and I shall help you along.

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.

  You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build an Oversized Bailey Storage Cube via @thedesconf
Build your Base Frame. Use your pocket hole system and glue to join the Frame Sides to the Frame Front and Back. If you aren’t using a Kreg Jig, feel free to use your 2″ Wood Screws from the outside of the front/back frame pieces into the sides. The frame is constructed of 1×2’s.

Fasten the Chest Bottom to the top of the Base Frame. Fasten down using 1 1/4″ Screws and Glue.

Build the Chest Box. if you are using a Pocket Hole system, you will create pocket holes along the top of each side to attach to the frame later, and will create pocket holes along the sides of the sides to join to the front and back of the box.

If you aren’t using a Pocket Hole system, use your 1 1/4″ screws and fasten the box sides to each other and to the frame and bottom as well.

Create a Face Frame for the top of the chest. Place your pocket holes on the rails of the frame (these would be the shorter sides). If you aren’t using a Pocket hole system, you will skip this step and simply move on to step 5, and fasten the frame to the box itself using your 1 1/4″ screws or finish nails.

Fasten the Face frame to the box as shown below, use 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws from the inside pocket holes you created earlier or 2″ screws from the top. Then trim out the remainder of the box. Create face frames as in the step above if you are working with a pocket hole system, then fasten in place from the inside using 1 1/4″ screws. If you aren’t working with a pocket hole system, simply fasten the trim in place using finish nails or 1 1/4″ screws from the inside of the box. Use glue

Create your box lid and trim it out with either square trim or quarter round depending on the style you prefer. Trim out the bottom edge in the same manner. Fasten the top in place using hinges of your choice. I prefer this kind for storage chests, but feel free to choose any within your budget and that you feel suit your needs.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired.

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