Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Urban Outfitters Inspired Industrial Storage Cabinet
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 2 – 2×2 at 8’
- 3 – 1×2 at 8’
- 8 – 1×4 at 8’
- One sheet of ¾” plywood
- One sheet of ¼” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- 9 sets of 14” drawer slides
- 9 drawer pulls or knobs
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 2×2 at 39-1/4” –Legs
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 13” x 31” – Side Panels
- 4 – 1×2 at 13” – Side Frames
- 1 – 1×4 at 24” – Lower Apron
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 24” – Bottom
- 9 – 1×2 at 24” – Back & Drawer Stretchers
- 1 – ¼” plywood at 27” x 32-1/2” – Back
- 1 – 1×2 at 4-1/2” – Lower Drawer Divider
- 2 – 1×2 at 4-3/4” – Upper Drawer Dividers
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-3/4” x 28” – Top
- 6 – 1×4 at 6-1/2” – Smaller Drawer Boxes
- 18 – 1×4 at 12-1/2” – All Drawer Boxes
- 4 – 1×4 at 10-5/8” – Middle Drawer Boxes
- 8 – 1×4 at 23” – Larger Drawer Boxes
- 3 – ¼” plywood at 6-1/2” x 14” – Smaller Drawer Bottoms
- 2 – ¼” plywood at 10-5/8” x 14” – Middle Drawer Boxes
- 4 – ¼” plywood at 14” x 23” – Larger Drawer Boxes
- 4 – ¾”plywood at 4-1/4” x 23-3/4” – Larger Drawer Fronts
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 4-1/4” x 11-3/8” – Middle Drawer Fronts
- 3 – ¾” plywood at 4-1/2” x 7-1/4” – Smaller Drawer Fronts
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Cut the pieces for the legs and the side frames. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes at each end. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the side panels. Drill pocket holes as shown and attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the inside face of the frame.
Cut the piece for the lower apron. Cut the curve as shown using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes at each end and attach to the front as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the back stretchers and drill pocket holes at each end. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the bottom. Drill pocket holes to attach to the legs, lower apron, and back stretcher. Attach using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws. The top of the bottom shelf will be flush with the top of the lower apron.
Cut the pieces for the drawer stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the lower divider. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4”brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the upper divider. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the piece for the back. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the legs, side frame, and back stretcher. The front and sides will overlap by ½”.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws. Cut the pieces for the bottoms. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach the drawer slide hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. For a tutorial on how to attach drawer fronts, click here. Attach the drawer hardware.
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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