Cubby Desk and Hutch
A desk for our Cubby Collection! Special thanks to Hatchet for the beautiful photos!
I've been wanting to go back and revisit some of our most popular plans and add to the collections. Take our Cubby Wall System. It's been built, and my jaw drops still, every time I see one of your photos.
And from Ralna
Ralna's photo is of both our Cubby Collection of Plans and our Classic Collection of Plans for the desk. Her photo made me think we should add a plan for the Cubby Collection for a desk.
And here it is, the matching desk and hutch combo for the Cubby Collection. You can see the entire collection and access the plans for the towers here.
Today, we'll do the desk.
For the Desk:
Scrap 1/4" plywood for drawer bottom
3/4" plywood for top
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
Euro Style Drawer Slides (The cheapo white ones that mount on the bottom corners)
Knob or handle
For Hutch see in plan
1 - 1x4 @ 26"
2 - 1x4 @ 18 3/4"
2 - 2x4 @ 18"
1 - 3/4" Plywood @ 21" x 29"
2 - 1x4 @ 3 1/2"
4 - 2x2 @ 29 1/4"
Cut drawer to fit from 1x3s
Dimensions for just this plan.
Start by screwing the cleats to the back apron with glue and 2 1/2″ or 3″ screws. Predrill your screw holes to keep wood from splitting with a countersink bit.
Now screw the side aprons to the cleats.
Glue the top to the frame, keeping back and side edges flush. Use 2″ screws to screw the cleats to the tabletop. You can finish the tabletop edges with iron on edge banding for a solid wood look, or use MDF for paint grade.
Nail the front aprons to the cleats as shown above. Glue, glue, glue
Now just add the legs with the 2 1/2″ or 3″ screws and glue. Now it’s time to do the drawer.
Build the drawer box with 2″ screws and glue to fit the opening, leaving 1/2" gap on either side of the drawer for drawer slide allowance. Good time to add dividers if you would like. Dividers should be cut from the 1x3s and will add strength and functionality to the drawer.
Now add the drawer bottom with 2″ screws and glue.
Mount the drawer into the desk. Notice how the drawer is inset 3/4″ from the front of the desk.
Now line the drawer face up with the drawer and nail on with finish nails and glue. Add knob or handle.
For the hutch, consult the cubby hutch plans for full instructions.