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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base

11.24.12
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base

Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
Lumber
  • One full sheet of ¾” plywood
  • One half sheet of ½” plywood
  • Piece of 3-1/2” trim at 18”
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1” screws
  • Edge banding for the plywood, optional
  • One set of hinges
  • 3 – drawer pulls
  • 2 – 1” x 1” x 1/8” angle at 11”
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  4 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2” x 35-1/4” – Side Frames
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2” x 7-3/4” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 7-3/4” x 29-1/4” – Side Panels
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-1/2” x 35-1/4” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 3” x 16-1/2” – Kick Plate
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 1-1/2” x 16-1/2” – Stretcher
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 16-1/2” – Upper Shelf & Bottom
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 11-1/4” x 16-1/2” – Center Shelf
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 13-3/4” x 18” – Top
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 10-1/2” x 14”- Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2” x 10-1/2” – Drawer Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2” x 15-1/2” – Drawer Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 3-15/16” x 16-1/4” – Drawer Front
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 16-1/4” – Pullout
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2” x 24-3/4” – Door Frame
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 2-1/2” x 11-1/4” – Door Frame
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 11-1/4” x 19-3/4” – Door Panel
  • 1 – 3-1/2” piece of trim at 18” – Trim
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.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the side frames. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes at each end of the shorter pieces.

Cut the pieces for the side panels. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges.

Attach the shorter side frame pieces to the side panels using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel s should be flush with the back face of the frame pieces.

Attach the side panel assemblies to the longer frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
Step 2

Cut the piece for the back. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the side edges, as well as the top edge. Attach to the side frames using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the kick plate and the stretcher. Drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
Step 3

Cut the piece for the upper shelf & bottom. Drill pocket holes on the side edges, as well as the back edge. Attach to the side frames and the back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the center shelf. Drill pocket holes in the side edges as well as the back edge. The shelf will be set back ¾” from the front edge of the cabinet.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
Step 4

Cut the piece for the top. The front edge will overlap by 1”. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the holes in the top edge of the back and side panels.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
Step 5

Attach the angle inside above the upper shelf as shown using countersunk screws.

Cut the piece for the pullout. The pullout will rest on the metal angles.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base

Cut the pieces for the drawer box. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Attach the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Position the drawer assembly to the front as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make any necessary adjustments. The drawer should be positioned so that there is a 1/8” gap around all sides of the front.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the door frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter frame pieces.

Cut the piece for the door panel. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes as shown. Attach the shorter door frame pieces to the panel using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel should be flush with the back face of the frame pieces.

Attach the panel assembly to the longer frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Install the hinges according to the manufacturer’s instructions and make any necessary adjustments.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Bar Components – Cabinet Base
Step 8

Cut the piece for the trim. Attach to the lower front using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

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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