This piece is meant to bridge the previous 2 pieces covered in our Stuff your Stuff Collection which I plan to complete! So fun and perfect for dual function furniture and all of your living and storage needs! This piece is made to fit perfect above a desk…hint, hint!
With the Tower and Base:
Kreg Jig (pocket hole system)– optional and you can secure using wood screws and a countersink bit.
Saw – optional and you can have your local lumber supply make your cuts for you.
Finish Nail Gun – optional and you can use screws or hammer/nails/finish nail set
1 – 1×2 at 8’
1 – 1×3 at 6’
1 – 1×12 at 6’
2 – 1×12 at 8’
2 – 3/4”x3/4” Square Dowel or Trim at 6’
1/2 Sheet of 1/4” Ply at 2’x8’
1 1/4” Pocket Hole Screws OR 2” Wood screws
2” Finish Nails
1 1/4″ Finish Nails
2 – 1×12 at 15 1/2” Sides
2 – 1×12 at 60 1/2” Top/Bottom
4 – 1×12 at 14” Shelf Dividers
3 – 1×12 at 11 13/16” Cubby Shelves
1 – 1×3 at 59” Face Frame Rail
2 – 1×2 at 15 1/2” Face Frame Stiles
1 – 1×2 at 62” Trim'
1 – 3/4” x 3/4” Square Dowel Trim at 62”
1 – 3/4” x 3/4” Square Dowel Trim at 59”
1 – 1/4” Ply at 62” x 15 1/2” Back Panel
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.
Build the Structure: The Top will sit inside the Sides and you should secure the Top to the Sides using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue or your 2” screws and glue, be sure to countersink if you aren’t using a Kreg Jig.
Build and Fasten the Middle Shelves and Cubbies in Place: Use your Kreg Jig to fasten the pieces together as shown set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue, and then to attach to your unit, OR your 2” wood screws (be sure to countersink) and use glue .
Tack on the Back Panel: Secure with 1 1/4” finish nails and glue.
Build out the Face Frame and Attach: Use your Kreg Jig on a 3/4” stock setting and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue, to construct the face frame. Place your pocket holes in the Yellow Rail and then secure to the unit using 2” finish nails and glue. If you aren't using a Kreg Jig, simply glue the frame together and use finish nails to secure to the unit.
Add the Trim: You will fasten a 3/4” Square Trim Piece 3/4” down from the top of the unit and then a 1×2 will sit directly on top of that perpendicular to it. Secure the 1×2 to the 3/4” square using glue and 1 1/4” finish nails, secure to the unit using 2” finish nails. The lower 3/4” square trim piece will be glued and nailed to your unit. Use 1 1/4” finish nails to secure it.
Fill any Screw Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired!
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