Schoolhouse Wall Hutch
Build this wall hutch with free plans from Ana-White.com
4 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1/4” plywood 36” x 34” (try beadboard wainscoting panel or 1/2 sheet of beadboard)
1 - 1/2 sheet of 1/2” thick plywood for boxes
Optional: Approximately 6 feet of small crown moulding
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!
5 - 1x12 @ 34 1/2”
2 - 1x12 @ 7”
2 - 1x12 @ 34”
2 - 1x2 @ 34 1/2”
2 - 1/4” plywood @36” x 34”
6 - 1/2” plywood @ 6 3/4” x 10 3/4”
6 - 1/2” plywood @ 6 3/4” x 10 1/4”
3 - 1/2” plywood @ 9 3/4” x 10 1/4”
Let's start by building the cubby portion. Alternatively, you could add the cubby dividers at the end too.
I'd just use nails and glue here. Make sure you draw lines to line the dividers up all the way down or your cubbies won't be square and then your drawers will be cockeyed and won't work.
TIP: If you are using a Kreg Jig, make sure you drill 3/4" pocket holes on each end of the two shelves for attaching the sides in the next step.
Then attach sides to the cubby shelf part.
And then finally attach the top shelf.
Attach 1x2s to the tops of both back and front.
Add remaining shelves as desired. You can also attach with shelf pins for adjustable shelves.
Attach back to sides, top and bottom, dividers, and any other fixed shelves.
Add crown moulding if desired to top to finish it out. Attach crown moulding with finish nails and glue
Drawers should be built to fit the exact measurements of your dividers, leaving 1/8" gap on all sides. I opted for the drawers to be made of plywood just so they are lighter and easier to remove.
Hang the wall hutch securely to a stud in the wall behind through the 1x2 top cleat.