I am fairly smitten with furniture pieces that not only look pretty, but add major function to a space, and are really really easy to build! Adore…
Under $25 – $50 Depending on Materials
3 – 2×2 at 8'
1 – 2×2 at 6' (if 8' is cheaper, purchase 4 at 8')
2 – 1×3 at6' (unless an 8' furring strip is cheaper, in which case, get 2 of those instead)
1/8 sheet of 3/4″ ply at 2'x2' – optional and can use 1×3's instead for top
1 1/4″ pocket hole screws
2 1/2″ pocket hole screws
1 – 3/4″ Ply at 13″ x 15 1/2″ Top
10 – 1×3 at 13″ Shelves
6 – 2×2 at 15 1/2″ Front Back Rails
4 – 2×2 at 34″ Legs
6 – 2×2 at 13″ Side 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.
Construct the Side Panels: Use your Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2″ stock and your 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and glue to secure the rails to the legs. Space the rails as shown below with the top rail flush with the top of the legs, the middle rail 13 1/2″ down and the bottom rail 2 1/2″ from the bottom of the legs.
Fasten the Front and Back Rails in Place: Use your Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2″ stock and your 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and glue to secure in place. The spacing will be the same as in the previous step.
Secure the Top in Place: Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4″ stock and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue.
Fasten the Shelf Boards in Place: Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4″ stock and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue to secure the shelf boards in place. The boards should be spaced 1/2″ from the side panel rails and 1/2″ apart.
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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