Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a PB Inspired Clara Buffet with a Drop-Down TV Option! This is a Custom Plan for a reader with a TV containment and dropdown option! How cool is that biz… yahoo Xx…Rayan
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- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Hammer or Brad nailer
- 3 – 1×3 at 8’
- 1 – 1×3 at 3’
- Half sheet of ½” plywood
- 2 – sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1 – 1×2 at 4’
- 1 – 4×4 at 3’
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1” pocket hole screws
- 2” screws
- 1-1/4” screws
- Small nails or 1-1/4” brads
- 4 – Drawer Handles or knobs
- Two sets of hinges (doors)
- Continuous hinge (for the top door)
- Edge banding for the plywood or Laminate for top
- Countersink bit for Drill
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 1×3 at 15” – Side Frames
- 4 – 1×3 at 29-1/4” – Side Frames
- 2 – ½” plywood at 15” x 24-1/4” – Side Panels
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 20” x 44-1/2” – Bottom
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 28-1/2” x 44-1/2” – Large Divider & Back
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 8-1/4” x 28-1/2” – Divider
- 2 – 1×2 at 21-7/8” – Stretchers
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 8-1/2” x 21-7/8” – Upper Shelves
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 7-3/4” x 21-7/8” – Lower Shelves
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 20-1/2” x 47” – Top
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 9-3/4” x 37-3/4” – Top Door
- 2 – 1×3 at 46” – Base Frame
- 3 – 1×3 at 17” – Base Frame
- 4 – 4×4 at 3-1/4” – Feet
- 4 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 6-3/4” – Drawer Box Sides
- 2 – 3/4” plywood at 6-3/4” x 20-1/8” – Drawer Bottoms
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 21-5/8” – Drawer Fronts
- 4 – 1×3 at 16-5/8” – Door Frames
- 4 – 1×3 at 21-3/4” – Door Frames
- 2 – ½” plywood at 16-5/8” x 16-3/4” – Door Panels
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 side frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the ends of the shorter pieces. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws as shown.
Cut the plywood piece for the side panels. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes as shown. Assemble with glue and 1” pocket hole screws making sure the back of the panel is flush with the back of the frame.
Cut the piece for the bottom. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the two shorter ends. Attach the sides with the bottom of the frames flush with the bottom face using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the large divider. Drill pocket holes as shown, and secure to the bottom and sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the base. Drill pocket holes in the ends of the three shorter pieces and assemble as shown. Attach the feet to the frame with countersunk 2” screws through the base frame into the feet.
Attach the base to the cabinet with countersunk 1-1/4” screws through the frame into the bottom.
Cut the piece for the narrower divider. Drill pocket holes in the bottom and back edges, and secure to the large divider using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end and attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the shorter ends of each shelf and secure with the spacing shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The lower shelves are narrower and are located ¾” back from the front edge.
Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Cut the opening as shown. Secure to the cabinet with ½” overlap at the sides and front using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into the sides, dividers, and stretchers.
Cut the piece for the door. Cut an optional finger hole at the front of the door to make it easier to open. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides. The hinge can be placed at the front or back of the opening.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces as well as all four edges of the bottoms. Attach the bottom to the sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the front and back, and attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the doors and assemble as shown, in the same manner as the sides. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the doors. Attach the hinges to the doors, then shim in place and attach the hinges to the cabinet.
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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