Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Martha Stewart Inspired Gift Wrap Hutch

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I should have logically continued this collection with a base unit of some sort! But…I am dreaming of a gift wrap station. I think it might be a dream come true for this organization crazed self of mine!



Tape Measure


Kreg Jig – optional but definitely recommended

Jig Saw – a creative use of a 1″ hole saw bit would also work


1/2 sheet of 1/2″ Plywood or MDF

1/2 sheet of 1/4″ Plywood or MDF

1 – 1×2 at 6'

1 – 1×3 at 8'

2 – 2×2 at 6'

1 – 1×6 at 10'

5 – 3/4″ Dowel Rod at 4'


1 1/4″ Pocket hole screws

1″ Pocket hole screws

3″ Wood Screws – if not using a pocket hole system

1 1/4″ Wood Screws

1″ Wood Screws

1 1/4″ Finish nails

1″ Finish nails

Wood Glue

Wood Filler

Sanding Supplies

Finishing Supplies

Cut List 

4 – 2×2 at 33 1/4″ Legs

2 – 1×6 at 33 1/4″ Side Panels

1 – 1×6 at 42″ Top

2 – 1×2 at 42″ Top Trim

1 – 1×2 at 39″ Front Trim

4 – 1×2 at 5 1/2″ Side Trim

2 – 1×3 at 39″ Support Cleats

2 – 1/2″ Ply at 39″ x 7 3/4″ Shelves

2 – 1/2″ Ply at 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″ Dividers

2 – 1/2″ Ply at 5 1/2″ x 30 1/4″ Outside Side Panels

2 – 1/4″ Ply at 39″” x 33 1/4″ Back

4 – 3/4″ Dowel Rods at 40″ Rails


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
Step 1

Step 1 

Cut your Legs to size, then fasten your side panels to them using your pocket hole system set for 3/4″ stock, and the panels will be flush with the inside of the legs. Create 5 holes in a bean shape to allow your rails to slide in and down. The shape isn't crucial as long as it will house a 3/4″ dowel rod, so it needs to be at least 1″ in diameter at every point on the shape. If you aren't using a pocket hole system, use your 3″ screws to fasten the panels to the legs, and be sure to countersink and use glue.

Step 2

Step 2 

Fasten your Support Cleats 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 3″ screws to fasten the cleats to the legs, and be sure to countersink. Fasten your top and the top trim in place using 1 1/4″ finish nails and glue or 1 1/4″ screws and glue.

Step 3

Step 3 

Attach your Shelves and dividers in place. Use your pocket hole system set for 1/2″ stock and your 1″ pocket hole screws or use 3″ screws to fasten to the legs and 1 1/4″ screws to fasten to the side panels and glue. Use 1 1/4″ wood screws or your 1″ pocket holes screws to fasten the dividers to the shelves.

Step 4

Step 4 

Attach the Outside Side Panels to Inside Side Panels using 1″ wood screws from the inside and glue or 1″ finish nails and glue. Fasten the side trim and front support trim in place using 1 1/4″ screws and glue or 1 1/4″ finish nails and glue. Tack on the Back using 1″ 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


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