Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Abington Cabinet
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Brad nailer
- Full sheet of ¾” plywood
- Quarter sheet of ¾” plywood
- Quarter sheet of ½” plywood
- Scrap of ¼” plywood at least 16” x 31-1/2”
- 2 – 1×3 at 8’
- 1 – 1×4 at 8’
- 1 – 8 ft. baseboard trim
- 1” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- One set of 16” drawer slides
- Two sets of hinges
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – ¾”plywood at 17-3/4” x 40-3/4”- Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 32-1/2” x 40-3/4” Back
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/4” x 35”- Top
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 32-1/2” – Bottom & Divider
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 4” x 32-1/2” – Kick Plate
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-1/4” x 32-1/2” – Shelf
- 4 – 1×3 at 11-1/16” – Door Frames
- 4 – 1×3 at 30” – Door Frames
- 2 – ½” plywood at 11-1/16” x 25” – Door Panels
- 2 – 1×4 at 14-1/2” – Drawer Box
- 2 – 1×4 at 31-1/2” – Drawer Box
- 1 – ¼” plywood at 16” x 31-1/2” – Drawer Bottom
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 32-1/4” – Drawer Front
- 2 – baseboard trim at 17-3/4” – Side Trim
- 1 – baseboard trim at 35” – Front Trim
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Edge banding should be applied to exposed edges of plywood before assembly.
Cut the pieces for the sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the top edge.
Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in each side edge as well as the top edge. Attach to the side pieces as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top will overlap by ½” at the front and sides.
Cut the pieces for the bottom and divider. Drill pocket hole screws in the sides and one long edge of each piece. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the kick plate. Drill pocket holes in each end and attach from the underside using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the shelf. Drill pocket holes in the sides as well as one long edge for the back. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws locating the shelf ¾” back from the front edge of the sides.
Cut the pieces for the door frames. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the center panel. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the door frame using glue and 1” pocket hole screws. The back side of the door panel should be flush with the back side of the frame.
Attach the hinges – there will be a 1/8” gap on all sides of the doors as well as in the center.
Cut the pieces for the drawer box. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Don’t forget to set the Kreg jig back to ¾” material! Cut the piece for the drawer bottom. Attach to the drawer box using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here.
Cut the piece for the drawer front. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer front. For another easy tutorial, click here.
Cut the pieces for the trim. Attach the side pieces first using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails, then attach the front in the same manner.
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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