This piece is the perfect topper for our 3 Drawer Flat File, 8 Drawer Flat File, Wide Console, or Craft Space Table…
Kreg Jig – optional but definitely recommended
Saw – optional and can have pieces cut at local lumber supply
1 sheet of 3/4″ Plywood or MDF
1/2 sheet of 1/2″ Plywood or MDF
2 – 1×2 at 8'
1 – 1×3 at 6'
2 – 2×2 at 6'
1 1/4″ Pocket hole screws
2 1/2″ Wood screws – if not using a pocket hole system
2″ Finish nails
4 – 2×2 at 33 1/4″ Legs
2 -3/4″ Stock at 31 3/4″x 11″ Side Panels
1 -3/4″ Stock at 11 1/2″x32 1/2″ Divider
1 -3/4″ Stock at 11 1/2″x39″ Bottom Shelf
6 -3/4″ Stock at 12 1/4″x19 1/8″ Shelves
1 -3/4″ Stock at 14″x42″ Top
1 -1/4″ Stock at 33 1/4″x39″ Back Panel
3 – 1×2 at 39″ Rails and Supports
4 – 1×2 at 11″ Side Panel Rails
1 – 1×3 at 39″ Bottom Support
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.
Create your Side Panels by fastening them to the 1×2's (rails) and 2×2 Legs, sitting flush with the inside edge of the 1×2's 2×2's and using your pocket hole system set for 3/4″ stock or 2 1/2″ Screws, use glue.
Fasten the Supports and Trim in place using your pocket hole system set for 3/4″ stock and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue. If you aren't using a pocket hole system, use your 2 1/2″ screws to fasten the Supports and Trim to the Panels, and be sure to countersink.
Attach your Bottom and Bottom rail as well as your back panel. Use your pocket hole system set for 3/4″ stock and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue. If you aren't using a pocket hole system, use your 2 1/2″ screws to fasten the bottom to the rails and the Side Trim. Use glue and 3/4″ screws or Nails to tack on the back.
Note: I show the pocket hole placement on the top of the bottom panel and rail, but you will want to place them out of sight underneath.
Attach your Divider and Shelves. Use your pocket hole system set for 3/4″ stock and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue or you can use 2″ screws and glue, just be sure to countersink.
Fasten the top in place. Use glue and 2 ” Finish nails or your 2 1/2″ screws with a countersink bit.
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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