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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Land of Nod Inspired Debutante Vanity and Bench

12.03.12
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Land of Nod Inspired Debutante Vanity and Bench.

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Estimated Cost 

$50-$75

Dimensions 
Dimensions for This Project

Tools 
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Router with flush-cutting bit
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
Lumber 
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 2 – 1×4 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 6’
  • One half sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials 
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • 14” drawer slides
  • Drawer pull
  • Mirror and clips
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 4 – 2×2 at 24-1/4” – Legs
  • 2 – 1×4 at 14” – Side Aprons
  • 1 – 1×4 at 26” – Back Apron
  • 2 – 1×4 at 6” – Front Aprons
  • 2 – 1×4 at 14-3/4” – Drawer Supports
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/2” x 30” – Top
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 11-1/2” x 14” – Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – 1×3 at 14” – Drawer Sides
  • 2 – 1×3 at 13” – Drawer Front & Back
  • 1 – 1×4 (ripped to 3-3/8” wide) at 15” – Drawer Front
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 15” x 29” – Mirror Frame
  • 2 – 1×4 at 6” – Mirror Frame Sides
  • 1 – ¾”plywood at 13” x 18-1/2” – Bench Seat
  • 2 – 1×4 at 14-1/2” – Bench Aprons
  • 2 – 1×4 at 9” – Bench Side Aprons
  • 4 – 2×2 at 15-1/4” – Bench Legs
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.

Step 1

Step 1 

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 each end of the apron piece. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The aprons will be centered on the legs.

Step 2

Step 2 

Cut the piece for the back apron.  Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back apron will also be centered on the legs.

Step 3

Step 3 

Cut the pieces for the front aprons and drawer supports. Drill pocket holes in each end of the drawer supports as well as one end of the front apron. Attach the drawer support to the apron using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws. There will be a left and a right piece. Attach each assembly to the sides and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4

Step 4 

Cut the piece for the top. Secure to the vanity using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the legs, aprons, and supports. The front and sides will overlap by ½”.

Step 5
Step 5

Step 5 

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Attach the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws, then attach the front and back in the same manner. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

Step 6

Cut the piece for the drawer front. For another easy tutorial, click here.

Step 7
Step 7
Step 7

Step 7 

Cut the pieces for the mirror frame and sides. Cut the arcs using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes in the bottom edge of the mirror frame and in the sides as shown. There will be a left and right side piece. Attach the sides to the frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the entire frame to the vanity top using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 8
Step 8

Step 8 

Cut the mirror as shown using a glass cutter. Attach to the back side of the frame using mirror clips.

Step 9

Step 9 

Cut the pieces for the sides of the bench. Drill pocket holes in each end of the apron pieces and attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The aprons will be centered on the legs.

Step 10

Step 10 

Cut the pieces for the longer aprons. Drill pocket holes in each end of the apron pieces and attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The aprons will be centered on the legs.

Step 11 

 

Cut the piece for the seat. The seat will overlap the frame by ½” on all sides. Secure to the frame 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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