Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Restoration Hardware Inspired Dutch Shipyard Media Cabinet *** Inspiration piece is constructed of metal ***
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Countersink Bit for Drill
- Kreg Jig
- 2 – 2×2 at 6’
- 1 – 1×2 at 8’
- 1 – 1×3 at 3’
- 1 – 1×4 at 8’
- 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 3/4” screws
- 3 – 1/8” x 3/4” angle at 6’
- Edge banding for the plywood, optional
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 2×2 at 28” – Legs
- 2 – 1×2 at 15” – Side Frames
- 2 – 1×3 at 15” – Side Frames
- 2 – 1×4 at 15” – Side Frames
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 28” x 60” – Back
- 1 – 1×2 at 60” – Front Stretcher
- 1 – 1×4 at 60” – Front Stretcher
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 16-1/2” x 61-1/2” – Top & Shelf
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 23-3/4” – Dividers
- 12 – 1/8” x ¾” angle at 17-1/4” – Drawer & Pullout Supports
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 22-1/8” – Pullouts
- 8 – ¾”plywood at 10” x 17-1/2” – Drawer Front & Back
- 8 – ¾” plywood at 10” x 16-1/2” – Drawer Sides
- 4 – ¾” plywood at 16” x 16-1/2” – Drawer Bottoms
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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 in each end of the frame pieces. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The front face of the frame pieces will be flush with the outside face of the legs.
Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in each of the shorter edges of the back piece. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The outside face of the back will be flush with the outside face of the legs.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The front face of the stretchers should be flush with the front face of the legs.
Cut the piece for the shelf. Cut ¾” x ¾” notches in each corner with a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes on the underside and attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top of the shelf will be flush with the top of the lower stretcher and frame pieces.
Cut the pieces for the dividers and cut a ¾” x ¾” notch at the top front edge of each piece. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach at the spacing indicated using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Cut ¾” x ¾” notches in each corner with a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes on the underside and attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top face of the top will be flush with the top of the upper stretcher and frame pieces.
Cut the pieces of angle using a hacksaw. Pre-drill holes in each piece and mount to the inside of the cabinet at the spacing shown using ¾” screws.
Cut the pieces for the pullouts and insert in the proper openings.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Cut the notch in each of the front pieces using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
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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