Safety Gear Tape Measure Drill Saw Jig Saw Kreg Jig – optional but recommended Nail Gun – optional but recommended
1 – 1×8 at 6' 1 – 1×2 at 8' (6' will do but 8' is usually cheaper) 1 – 3/4″ square dowel at 2' 1/4 sheet – 1/2″ ply at 2' x 4' 1/2 sheet – 1/4″ ply
Door Handle or Drawer Pull for Microwave 1″ pocket hole screws – optional only needed if using KJ 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws – optional only needed if using KJ 1 1/4″ wood screws 2″ wood screws – not needed if using KJ Wood Glue Wood Filler Sanding Supplies Finishing Supplies
5 – 1/2″ ply at 7 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ Plate Rack and Micro Wall 1 – 1/2″ ply at 7 3/8″ x 5 1/2″ Micro Door 1 – 1/2″ ply at 2″ x 5 3/4″ Keypad 2 – 1/2″ ply at 7 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ Side Unit Verticals 2 – 1/2″ ply at 10 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ Side Unit Bottoms 1 – 1/4″ ply at 32″ x 15 1/2″ Back 1 – 1×8 at 32 3/4″ Top 2 – 1×8 at 14″ Sides 2 – 1×2 at 7 1/4″ Base Boards 2 – 1×2 at 7 1/2″ Window Trim 2 – 1×2 at 8″ Window Trim 2 – 3/4″ square dowel at 2 5/8″ window trim 1 – 3/4″ square dowel at 7 1/2″ window trim
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Construct the Hutch Unit: Fasten the Sides to the top if you are using a Kreg Jig, set for 3/4″ stock and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue. If you aren't using a KJ, use 2″ wood screws and glue to secure the top to the sides, just be sure to countersink. Fasten the Base Boards to the Side Panels either with your Kreg Jig set for 3/4″ stock and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue, with your pocket holes placed in the side panels themselves. OR you can use 2″ wood screws and glue to secure from underneath into the Side Panels, be sure to center the base boards and countersink if you aren't using a KJ.
Fasten the Side Units in Place: Use your Kreg Jig set for 1/2″ stock and your 1″ pocket hole screws and glue to fasten in place or your 1 1/4″ wood screws and glue, just be sure to countersink.
Fasten the Microwave Keypad in Place, Then the Interior Wall: If you are going to give this a fancy finish to resemble buttons and such, I recommend doing this prior to fastening in place. Then fasten in place using either your Kreg Jig set for 1/2″ stock and your 1″ pocket hole screws and glue OR your 1 1/4″ wood screws and glue, just be sure to countersink. Once the Keypad is in place you can tack on the Wall. Use either your Kreg Jig set for 1/2″ stock and your 1″ pocket hole screws and glue or your 1 1/4″ wood screws and glue, just be sure to countersink.
Hang the Microwave Door: Carve the opening out of the door and hang using a hinge for an inset door (just something simple for this). Leave 1/8″ all the way around the little door. Fasten the Plate Racks in Place: you can use your Kreg Jig set for 1/2″ stock and 1″ pocket hole screws and glue or you can use 1 1/4″ wood screws and glue, be sure to countersink. Given the proximity of these, it may be easier to simply use wood screws. The plate racks should be spaced 1 5/8″ apart.
Fasten the Back in Place: Carve out the Window Opening as shown below, and then tack on the back using 1 1/4″ wood screws. The back will overhang the hutch bottom by 3/4″, allowing you to secure it to the Base Unit of the kitchen as well.
Tack on the Window Trim: I would probably just glue these in place, they aren't structural and so should be just fine.
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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