Adding a hutch to a desk

Submitted by kristen on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:05

I bought a desk and chair for my daughter on Craigslist awhile back, but it did not include a hutch. I decided to add one and recently completed it...in addition to painting the desk a fresh white and then repairing the chair, painting it, and recovering the seat!

The hutch build was pretty straight forward and I used a Kreg Jig to assemble most of it. I built it to sit on the desk (not attached) but I included a cleat at the top to screw a couple of 3" screws into the wall studs to keep it in its place. It's nice and sturdy. I plan to add some puck lights under the bottom shelf soon.

The Lego house isn't quite up to Momplex standards :)

Estimated Cost
Around $75--with lots of extra for building other things
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Purebond plywood 3/4" and 1/4" and pine face frames
Finish Used
Two coats primer and one coat of white semi-gloss paint.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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