This piece just about completes our first bed unit for a twin size in the Stuff your Stuff Collection! It works in conjunction with the Classic Bed we covered here, and the Headboard Base we covered here. I am really excited about all of the storage and display possibilities for this collection! I hope you like it as much as I do!
- Tape Measure
- Kreg Jig
- Circular Saw or Table
- Nail Gun
- 1 – 1×2 at 10’
- 2 – 3/4”x3/4” Square Dowel or Trim at 4’
- 1 Sheet of 3/4” Ply or MDF
- 1 1/4” Pocket Hole Screws
- 1 1/4” Finish Nails
- Wood Glue
- Wood Filler
- Sanding Supplies
- Finishing Supplies
- 1 – 3/4” Ply at 22” x 40 3/4” Back Panel
- 2 – 3/4” Ply at 15 3/4” x 22” x 10” Outside Panels
- 2 –3/4” Ply at 15 3/4” x 20 1/2” x 10” Inside Panels
- 1 – 3/4” Ply at 15 3/4” x 13 3/4” x 11 7/8” Center Panel
- 1 – 3/4” Ply at 20 3/4” x 11 7/8” Center Shelf
- 2 – 3/4” Ply at 8 1/2” x 12 3/4” Outside Shelves
- 3 – 3/4” Ply at 10 3/8” x 6” Middle Cubby Dividers
- 1 – 3/4” Ply at 40 3/4” x 10 3/4” Top
- 1 – 1×2 at 39 1/4” Front Rail
- 2 – 1×2 at 12 1/4” Top Side Trim
- 1 – 1×2 at 40 3/4” Top Front Trim
- 1 – 3/4” Square Dowel at 42 1/4” Front Square Trim
- 2 – 3/4” Square Dowel at 10 15/16” Side Square Trim
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: You will cut 5 dividers in 3 different shapes/sizes. Note the bottom, top, and back measurement of each divider and connect the top and bottom measurement to get the angle. To Fasten to the back and the Headboard Base, you can use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue. I did not indicate pocket hole placement in the image below given how busy it would make the diagram, but you will want to place pocket holes along the back side of each divider and along the bottom edge as well. Place your pocket holes 2” from any edge and about 6” apart. Screw to the Top of the Base and to the Back Panel.
Add the Shelves: You can secure each shelf to the sides, dividers and back using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue, or you can tack the shelves in place using 2” wood screws or finish nails and glue. If you think the outside shelves will be susceptible to decent amount of weight, be sure to fasten them using screws (wood or pocket hole) since they don’t have a support divider as the middle shelf does.
Add the Dividers: Fasten in place using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue or your 1 1/4” finish nails and glue.
Add the Front Rail: Use your Kreg jig set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue or 2” wood screws from the outside, or finish nails and glue.
Add the Square Trim: Use 1 1/4” Finish Nails and glue to secure in place.
Construct the Top: Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue to fasten the surrounding trim to the top (place your pocket holes on the under side of the top, on all 3 sides that will connect to the trim, then tack onto the unit using finish nails and glue.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School
**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 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.