Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a PB Teen Inspired Hampton Tower, Pt. 1

05.02.12 By //
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This plan has drawers and cork board bin , plus vanity portion is coming soon…

Dimensions for This Project
Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Hammer or Brad nailer
  • Router
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6’
  • 2 – 1×3 at 8’
  • One full sheet of ¾” plywood
  • One half sheet of ¾” plywood
  • One full sheet of ¼” plywood (save excess for drawer bottoms)
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Small nails or 1-1/4” brads
  • Hinges for door
  • Mirror for door
  • Button tabs to hold mirror in door
  • Edge banding for the plywood, optional
  • Countersink bit for Drill
  • Rabbeting bit for router
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 1×2 at 4-1/2” – Feet
  • 4 – 1×3 at 4-1/2” – Feet
  • 2 – 1×2 at 11” – Base Sides
  • 2 – 1×2 at 13” – Base Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 15-1/2” x 18” – Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 15-1/2” x 67-1/2” – Sides
  • 8 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 16-1/2” – Shelves
  • 1 – 1×3 at 16-1/2” – Upper Support
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 16” x 19” – Top
  • 1 – ¼” plywood at 18” x 69” – Back
  • 2 – 1×3 at 11-1/4” – Door
  • 2 – 1×3 at 64-3/4” – Door

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 the pieces for the feet. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” countersunk screws. Remember to assemble two facing one way and two facing the other way (see drawing).

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the base sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of these pieces. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws as shown.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the piece for the bottom. Attach to the base with 1-1/4” countersunk screws through the bottom into the base.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the sides. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the bottom/base assembly with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the 14-3/4” ends and attach to cabinet with glue and pocket hole screws at the spacing indicated. The shelves will be set 1-1/2″ back from the front edge of the cabinet.

Step 6

Cut the piece for the upper support and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the cabinet with the outside face flush with the front edges of the cabinet.

Step 7
Step 7

Cut the piece for the back. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 8
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the door. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces making sure to allow room for the rabbet. Using the router, cut a rabbet in the frame for the mirror. Chisel the corners square in the rabbet. Attach the hinges to the door, then attach the hinges to the cabinet. (There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the door)

Finishing Instructions

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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