This piece is a fun addition to our Stuff your Stuff Collection which I plan to complete! This is what goes behind the bed for hide away trolley storage that conveniently rolls right into the opening. It also acts as the headboard for the bed, and the base for a storage hutch above it! So fun and perfect for dual function furniture and all of your living and storage needs! Stay tuned for additional sizes and the accompanying pieces!
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 10’
1 – 1×3 at 10’
1 – 2×3 at 8’
2 – 3/4”x3/4” Square Dowel or Trim at 6’
1 Sheet of 3/4” Ply or MDF
1 1/4” Pocket Hole Screws
1 1/4” Finish Nails
4 – 2×3 at 23 1/2” Legs
2 – 1×3 at 37” Front and Back Aprons
2 – 1×3 at 12 1/2” Side Aprons
2 – 1×2 at 14 1/4” Top Trim
2 – 1×2 at 44” Top Trim
2 – 3/4” Ply or MDF at 37” x 23 1/2” Front and Back Panels
1 – 3/4” Ply or MDF at 41” x 14 1/4” Top
1 – 3/4” x 3/4” Square Dowel Trim at 43 1/2” Trim
2 – 3/4” x 3/4” Square Dowel Trim at 15 1/2” Trim
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 Aprons will sit flush with the inside of the Legs on the Front and Back whereas they will sit flush with the outsides of the legs on the sides. Fasten the Aprons to the Legs using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue.
Tack on the Front and Back Panels: Use 1 1/4” Screws from inside the aprons or 1 1/4” finish nails on the outside. Use glue to secure.
Tack on the Top and Surrounding Trim: Fasten the Top Panel to the Surrounding Trim Frame using Pocket hole screws and glue, place your pocket holes in the center panel to attach to the frame, and also in the short sides of the surrounding trim frame, connecting them to the longer trim sides. Tack the top down using 1 1/4” finish nails and glue. Center the top on the unit when attaching. Once your top is in place, nail on the remaining trim just underneath the top and trim frame. Use glue and 1 1/4” finish nails and glue. This trim will only run around 3 of the 4 sides (skip the back) unless you want to surround each side.
Fill any Screw Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired!
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