Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Ballard Designs Inspired Sarah Shoe Storage
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1 sheet of ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard
- 1 – 1×2 at 6’
- 1 – 1×4 at 4’
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 86” – Sides
- 9 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 25” – Shelves & Cubbies
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 76” – Dividers
- 2 – 1×2 at 25” – Trim
- 4 – 1×4 at 7-1/2” – Trim
- 1 – ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard at 26-1/2” x 77-1/2” – Back
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Cut the pieces for the sides and the shelves. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes at each end of the shelf pieces. Set seven of the shelf pieces off to the side for the cubbies. Attach the shelves to the sides at the spacing shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the back. Attach to the cabinet with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the trim. Cut a fancy curve or design of your choice in the 1×4 pieces and attach to the 1×2 with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. The face of the trim pieces will be flush with one of the edges of the 1×2.
Attach the trim assembly to the cabinet top and bottom with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the notches in the shelves for the cubbies as shown with a jigsaw. Attach to the sides at the spacing indicated using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the dividers. Cut the notches as shown using a jigsaw. Attach to the cabinet with glue at the spacing indicated and add a few brad nails through the shelf into the dividers.
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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