I'm really excited for this modular collection of pieces! I pretty much love anything that can be mixed and matched for a custom look and these Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Olivia Modular Components for the Bench are the beginnings of exactly that! yahoo… Xx Rayan
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 3 – 1×2 at6’
- 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- Edge banding for plywood, if desired
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 22-1/2” – Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 22-1/2” x 51-1/4” – Back
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 12-1/2” x 51-1/4” – Top & Bottom
- 3 – 1×2 at 12-1/2” – Bottom Supports
- 3 – ¾” plywood at 12-1/2” x 20-1/4” – Dividers
- 4 – ¾” plywood at 12-1/4” x 12-1/2” – Shelves
- 3 – 1×2 at 51-1/4” – Front Aprons
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.
Cut the pieces for the sides and the back. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the back. Attach the sides to the back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the bottom. Drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge. Position the bottom ¾” up from the bottom edge of the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the bottom supports. Attach as shown using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.
Cut the pieces for the dividers. Drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The dividers will be ¾” shorter than the sides.
Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in each end as well as the back edge. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the sides using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Also use pocket hole screws through the holes in the top of the dividers into the underside of the top.
Cut the pieces for the front aprons. Attach to the front using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails or 1-1/4” countersunk 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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