Desk Hutch for File Cubby Base Desk with Drawers

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:10
Difficulty
Beginner
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Simple DIY desk hutch plans by ANA-WHITE.com inspired by Pottery Barn Teen Chatham Pedestal desk hutch.

Hi all!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I loved seeing all the Mother's Day photos everyone posted.

Remember a few weeks ago when I teamed up with Jillian from I Am a Homemaker to get you these desk plans?

I love how this desk has a mixture of storage - a pencil drawer, cubbies for books, papers, magazines and folders, and then a larger drawer for the bigger stuff.

Perfect.  Well, almost.

We needed a hutch option too!

So Jillian and I teamed up again to get you the hutch plans to match the desk.

The plans follow, but before you get to them, make sure you hop over and check out Jillian from I Am a Homemaker's build post with lots of build details.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND BUILD POST BY IAMAHOMEMAKER

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

1 - 1x10 @ 4 feet long

1 - 1x10 @ 8 feet long

1 - 1x3 @ 4 feet long

quarter sheet (2'x4') of 1/4" thick backing material (plywood, mdf, paneling etc)

1-1/4" pocket hole screws

1-1/4" brad nails

3/4" brad nails (for attaching back)

Cut List

1 - 1x10 @ 40-1/2"

3 - 1x10 @ 15-1/4"

1 - 1x3 @ 17-1/4"

1 - 1x3 @ 21"

1 - 1x10 @ 17-1/4"

3 - 1x10 @ 9-1/2"

1 - 1/4" plywood @ 16" x 40-1/2"

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Attach the top to the sides and divider.  You can use 2" screws, 3/4" pocket holes (with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws), or 1-1/4" brad nails with glue (since this joint will be reinforced).

Step 2

Attach back supports.  These can be nailed as well, but pocket holes are preferred at the center.  If you don't have a Kreg Jig, you can nail or screw at an angle.

Step 3

Attach shelf, again, your choice of fasteners.

Step 4

Add dividers, same as shelf.

Step 5

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