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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Land of Nod Inspired Blake Desk & Hutch

06.12.12
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We continue with our newest bedroom collection, the Blake Collection.. yahoo. Fabulously stylish and a relatively easy build, this piece is sure to solve many of your work related storage dilemmas!

Estimated Cost

$100-$150

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Hammer or Brad nailer
Lumber
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 3 – 1×4 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×8 at 6’
  • 2 – sheets of ¾” plywood
  • 1 – half sheet of ¼” lauan, hardboard, or plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for the exposed edges of the plywood, if desired
  • 4 set of 20” drawer slides
  • 6 – drawer handles or knobs
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2×2 at 29” – Legs
  • 4 – 1×3 at 21” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 21” – side Panels
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 19” x 43” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/4” x 22-1/2” – Drawer Divider
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 19” x 22-1/2” – Drawer Divider
  • 4 – 1×2 at 21” – Drawer Slide Supports
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 24-3/4” x 47-1/2” – Top
  • 4 – 1×4 at 18-1/4” – Right Drawer Boxes
  • 2 – 1×4 at 23” – Left Drawer Box
  • 6 – 1×4 at 18-1/2” – Left & Right Drawer Boxes
  • 2 – 1×8 at 18-1/4” – Lower Right Drawer Box
  • 2 – 1×8 at 18-1/2” – Lower Right Drawer Box
  • 3 – ¼” lauan, hardboard, or plywood at 18-1/4” x 18-1/2” – Right Side Drawer Bottoms
  • 1 – ¼” lauan, hardboard, or plywood at 18-1/2” x 23” – Left Side Drawer Bottom
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 5” x 23-3/4” – Left Drawer Front
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 5” x 18-7/8” – Right Drawer Fronts
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 8-3/4” x 18-7/8” – Lower Right Drawer Front
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 5-3/4” x 44-1/2” – Hutch Back
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 5-3/4” x 9-1/4” – Hutch Dividers
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 5-3/4” x 10” – Hutch Sides
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 9-1/4” x 12” – Hutch Shelves
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 9-1/4” x 19” – Hutch Shelf
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 46” – Hutch Top
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 6-1/2” – Hutch Drawer Boxes
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 11-3/4” – Hutch Drawer Boxes
  • 2 – ¼” lauan, hardboard, or plywood at 6-1/2” x 11-3/4” – Hutch Drawer Bottoms
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 11-3/4” – Hutch Drawer Fronts
Instructions

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

Starting with the desk, cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the bevel in the bottom of the leg as shown.

Cut the pieces for the side frames. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes at each end. Attach to the legs with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The front face of the side frame pieces should be flush with the outer face of the legs.

Cut the pieces for the side panels. Drill pocket holes as shown and attach to the frames with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The front face of the panel should be flush with the outer face of the frame.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes as shown and attach to the side frames using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the drawer divider. Drill pocket holes as shown. Cut ¾” x ¾” notches in the bottom divider to allow for the legs. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Secure to the desk back and right side frame as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the drawer slide supports. Attach to the side frames as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the desk with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top and into the side frames, back, and divider.

Step 6
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the bottom with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Note that the drawer on the left will be wider than the drawers on the right. Attach the draweer slide hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

For the drawer fronts, pre-drill the holes for the handles. There will be an 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer front. Place the drawer front in the opening and shim in place. Drive screws through the holes for the handles to temporarily hold the front in place. Open the drawer and attach the front to the drawer box from the inside with 1-1/4” screws. Finish drilling out the holes for the handles.

Step 7
Step 7

For the hutch – cut the pieces for the back and the dividers. Drill pocket holes in the ends of the back as well as in one end of the shorter dividers. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 8
Step 8
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the hutch shelves. Drill pocket holes in the sides as well as one long edge of each shelf. Attach to the back and dividers at the spacing shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Attach the hutch to the desk top with countersunk 1-1/4” screws.

Step 9
Step 9

Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the hutch with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 10
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the drawer bottoms and attach with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 11

For the drawer fronts, pre-drill the holes for the handles. There will be an 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer front. Place the drawer front in the opening and shim in place. Drive screws through the holes for the handles to temporarily hold the front in place. Open the drawer and attach the front to the drawer box from the inside with 1-1/4” screws. Finish drilling out the holes for the handles.

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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