A cute storage piece that hides everything . . . even a TV! Works with the Cubby Storage Collection to tidy up not just children's rooms, but any room of the home.
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1 - Sheet of 3/4" MDF
1/4 Sheet of 1/4" Plywood, paneling, hardboard or MDF (back and door rails and stiles)
1/4 Sheet of 1/2" Plywood, paneling, hardboard or MDF (doors)
1 - 1x2 @ 4 feet long
Cutting List for ONE Hutch
A) 2 – 3/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 25 1/2″ x 14″ (Sides)
B) 1 – 3/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 27 1/2″ x 14″ (Bottom)
C) 1 – 3/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 27 1/2″ x 13″ (Shelf)
D) 1 – 3/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 29″ x 14 1/2″ (Top)
E) 1- 1/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 29″ x 26 1/4″ (Back)
F) 1 – 1×2 @ 27 1/2″ (Top Trim)
Cutting List for TWO Doors (to fit on 1 Hutch from above)
G) 2 – 1/2″ MDF or Plywood @ 23 3/4″ x 13 1/2″ (Back of Doors)
H) 4 – 1/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 13 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (Door Rails)
I) 4 – 1/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 18 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (Door Stiles)
Please review the instructions for building the Open Cubby Hutch, because these plans are essentially the same.
If you are building this plan, you most likely have scraps leftover from building the open cubby base and the drawer. I recommend using your scraps if possible to maximize savings. Therefore, I will not be posting a plywood cutting layout. I recommend getting some Graph Paper before begining to build any of these pieces and draw up a cutting layout for all the pieces you are building. My trick is to group boards of the same width (for example, 14″ or 21″) and place these boards in progression. Then have Home Depot rip your plywood into that width. This will also help you get your squarest possible cuts.
Work on a clean level surface. Make sure your boards are cut square. Use 2″ nails or screws and glue, unless otherwise directed. Always countersink and predrill your screws. Measure and mark out where boards will join prior to fastening. If using MDF, use drywall screws or finish nails, avoiding fastening within 1″ of the edges of the MDF. Square your project after each step. Remember to have fun and be safe!
Test. Test your door back to make sure they will fit evenly in the opening in the hutch. There should be approximately an 1/8″ gap around each door.