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- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Hammer or Brad nailer
- 2 full sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1 full sheet of ¼” lauan or hardboard
- 8 – 1×2 at 8’
- 1 – 1×3 at 6’
- 1 – 1×3 at 4’
- 2 – 1×6 at 8’
- 1-1/4” screws
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 2” pocket hole screws
- Small nails or 1-1/4” brads
- 2 sets of 18” drawer slides
- 4 – Drawer Handles or knobs
- 2 – Hinges
- Edge banding for the plywood top
- Countersink bit for Drill
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – 18-1/4” x 35-3/4” of ¾” plywood – Sides
- 1 – 18-1/4” x 68-1/2” of ¾” plywood – Bottom
- 1 – 18-1/4” x 33-1/2” of ¾” plywood – Divider
- 16 – 1×2 at 18-1/4” – Shelf & Drawer Slide Supports, Top Support
- 1 – 18-1/4” x 22-3/4” of ¾” plywood – Shelf
- 2 – 18-1/4” x 45” of ¾” plywood – Long Shelves
- 2 – 1×2 at 35-3/4” – Frame Sides
- 1 – 1×2 at 67” – Lower Frame Piece
- 1 – 1×2 at 22-3/4” – Top Support
- 1 – 1×2 at 45” – Top Support
- 1 – 1×2 at 67” – Top Support
- 1 – 1×2 at 22” – Shelf Trim
- 1 – 1×2 at 31-1/4” – Shelf Trim
- 2 – 1×2 at 43-1/2” – Shelf Trim
- 1 – 35-3/4” x 70” of ¼” lauan or hardboard – Back
- 1 – 20-1/4” x 72” of ¾” plywood – Top
- 2 – 1×3 at 19-1/4” – Lower Trim
- 1 – 1×3 at 71-1/2” – Front Lower Trim
- 2 – 1×6 at 21” – Small Drawer
- 2 – 1×6 at 42-1/2” – Long Drawer
- 4 – 1×6 at 16-1/2” – Drawer Sides
- 1 – 18” x 21” of ¼” lauan or hardboard – Small Drawer Bottom
- 1 – 18” x 42-1/2” of ¼” lauan or hardboard – Long Drawer Bottom
- 1 – 7-1/2” x 21-3/4” of ¾” plywood – Small Drawer Front
- 1 – 6-1/2” x 43-1/4” of ¾” plywood – Long Drawer Front
- 1 – 21-3/4” x 21-3/4” of ¾” plywood – Door
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Cut the pieces for the bottom, the sides, and four of the 1×2 supports. Secure two of the supports to the bottom of the sides with glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws. Secure the other two supports to the bottom with countersunk 1-1/4” screws(make sure one of the supports is centered under the area where the divider will be placed), then attach the shelf to the side supports in the same manner.
Cut the piece for the divider. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and secure to the bottom with 2” pocket screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelf supports. Secure to the cabinet at the spacing indicated with glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelves. Attach two of the shelf supports to the underside of the long shelves with glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws, then attach the shelves to the side supports in the same manner. Attach the smaller shelf in the same way, as well.
Cut the pieces for the drawer slide supports. Locate them as shown in the drawings. Attach them to the cabinet with glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.
Cut the 1×2 pieces for the frame sides and bottom. Attach to the cabinet with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Make sure the top of the lower trim piece is flush with the top of the lower shelf.
Cut the three 1×2 pieces for the upper top supports. Using the Kreg jig, drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces. Secure to the cabinet with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws as shown in the drawing.
Cut the pieces for the shelf trim pieces. Secure to the fronts of the shelves with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails, making sure the top of the trim is flush with the top of the shelves. The right side of the vertical trim will be flush with the smaller cabinet opening.
Cut the piece for the top support. Using the Kreg jig drill pocket holes in each end of the piece and secure to the cabinet with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws as shown.
Cut the piece for the back and secure to the cabinet with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Place a few nails through the back into the shelf supports, also.
Cut the plywood piece for the top. Secure to the cabinet with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the support pieces.
Cut the pieces for the lower trim. Mark and cut the arch in the front piece, if desired. Attach the side pieces first with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails, then attach the front piece in the same manner.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the ¼” bottom pieces with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Do not attach the faces yet! Attach the drawer slides to the cabinet and drawer boxes according to the manufacturer’s directions locating them ¾” back from the face of the cabinet to allow for the front. Make any adjustments necessary.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Drill holes for handle or knob placement. Shim into place in the openings (there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides). Drill temporary screws through the holes for the handles into the drawer boxes. Open the drawers and fasten the fronts from the inside with 1-1/4” screws. Finish drilling out the holes for the handles.
Cut the piece for the door and drill a hole for the handle or knob location. Attach the hinges to the door and shim the door in place in the opening (there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the door, also). Attach the hinges to the cabinet.
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