This counter height project table features two drawers and 18 cubbies to keep all of your crafting supplies handy. By simply building two of the cubby bookcases from the Modular Offfice Collection and adding a desktop, voila! we've got a stylish, simple project table.
1 Sheet of MDF or A1 Plywood 2 – 1×4 Boards, 8′ Long 2- 15″ Drawer Slides
1 – 3/4″ MDF or A1 @ 55″ x 38″ (Top) 2 – 1×4 @ 31 1/2″ (Sides of Drawer Housing) 1 – 1×4 @ 28″ (Center of Drawer Housing) 2 – 3/4″ MDF or A1 Plywood @ 25 1/2″ x 14 1/4″ 2 – 1×4 @ 25 1/2″ (Backs of Drawers) 4 – 1×4 @ 15″ (Sides of Drawers) 2 – 1×4 @ 29 1/2″ (Measure to fit, Drawer Face)
Make sure you cut your plywood perfectly straight. Use your square. Predrill and countersink your screws. Use wood glue. Work on a clean level surface.
Drawer Housing. Measure and mark out the sides of the drawer housing as shown above. Fasten the center to the sides, using 2″ screws and glue. You will need to predrill and countersink your screws. You will need to be perfect in your building, as the drawers will not slide right if you do not build perfectly square.
Drawer Housing to Top. Fasten the drawer housing to the top, using the measurements above. Again, you must be perfectly square. Predrill and countersink your screws 2″ deep (the screw head will be 2″ inset into the 1×4 boards) and fasten the 1x4s to the top. This will also hide any screws from showing on the tabletop.
Drawer Face. Measure the opening from the outside of the drawer housing to the opposite outside. The distance should be about 29 1/2″. Subtract 1/4″. Cut your drawer face from a 1×4 to this measurement. After you have inserted the drawer into the slides, line the drawer face up with the drawer and fasten in place.