Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build the Upper Storage for a Garrity Modular Cubby! We covered the lower unit here, and now we complete this fabulous circle of furniture goodness…
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 2 – 1×2 at 8’
- 1 – 1×3 at 8’
- Half sheet of ½” plywood
- 2 sheets of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 12-3/4” x 37-3/4” – Sides
- 1 – ¾”plywood at 37-3/4” x 40-1/4” – Back
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 40-1/4” – Bottom
- 4 – 1×2 at 40-1/4” – Stretchers
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 11-1/4” x 40-1/4” – Shelves
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 11-1/2” x 12” – Upper Dividers
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 10-3/4” x 12” – Lower Dividers
- 6 – ½” plywood at 11-3/4” x 12” – Cubby Dividers
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 11-3/4” x 12” – Cubby Dividers
- 1 – ½” plywood at 12” x 40-1/4” – Cubby Shelf
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 12-3/4” x 41-3/4” – Top
- 1 – 1×3 (ripped to 2-1/4” wide) at 41-3/4” – Trim
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Cut the pieces for the sides and the back. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the sides and bottom of the back. Secure the sides using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the bottom and drill pocket holes in the sides and back edge. Secure to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Position the stretchers as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the shelves and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the stretchers, sides , and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the dividers. Cut the pieces to the overall length and width first, then cut the notch using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes in the top, bottom, and back of the lower dividers, and the bottom and back only of the upper dividers. Position as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the cubby dividers. Cut the notches in each piece as indicated. Assemble as shown and secure with glue. ** It may be easier to stand the vertical pieces in the cabinet first, then slide the shelf in. **
Insert into the cabinet, then secure with a few brad nails through the sides, shelf and bottom.
Cut the piece for the top. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the piece for the trim. Rout a decorative edge at the top, if desired, then secure to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
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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