Channing Snack Cabinet
Build your own snack cabinet with these simple plans! Leave the shelf and store a fridge in there. Inspired by Pottery Barn Teen Chantham Snack Cabinet, this free, simple DIY plan guides you step by step through making your own!
1 - Sheet of 3/4" Plywood or MDF or particle board (please go the Formaldehyde Free route!) cut into 15 3/4" x 8 foot long strips, referred to as 1x16s in this plan
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
2 - 1x16 @ 28" (Sides)
4 - 1x2 @ 15 3/4" (Side Trim)
4 - 2x2 @ 30" (Legs)
2 - 1x16 @ 24" (Shelves - one is optional)
3 - 2x2 @ 24" (Front/Back Trim)
2 - 1x2 @ 24" (Drawer Trim)
1 - 1x16 @ 29" (Top)
1 - 1x3 @ 29" (Top)
1 - 1x2 @ 29" (Top)
2 - 1x3 @ 21 1/2" (Drawer Front/Back)
2 - 1x3 @ 16" (Drawer Sides)
1 - 1/4" Plywood @ 16" x 23" (Drawer Bottom)
1 - 1x4 @ 23 3/4" (Drawer Face)
Attach trim to sides with 1 1/4" finish nails and wood glue as shown here.
Then add the legs with the Kreg Jig as shown in diagram.
Now the shelves. The bottom shelf sits up 3/4" from the bottom of the sides. Attach bottom shelf fixed, but middle shelf can be made adjustable with shelf pins or left out for use as a fridge.
Trim bottom shelf and add top support as shown in diagram.
Followed by top drawer trim.
Build top as shown above, squaring up edges and making sure top is flush.
Then attach top to cabinet. You can also use 2" screws from the 2x2s to attach top.
Build drawer as shown above, adjusting for square and attaching plywood to bottom. Attach drawer members to drawer bottom as done in this plan.
Install cabinet members in cabinet with drawer in highest possible position. Fit drawer and make sure it slides nicely. Remember, the drawer needs to be inset 3/4" for the face of drawer to inset (see next step).
Once happy with the drawer, attach face with an even gap around all sides with 1 1/4" finish nails and wood glue.
Finally, add the bottom trim as shown above.