Large Bridge Hutch for the Cubby Media Wall

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 00:09
Difficulty
Intermediate
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One of the greatest things about DIY is you can get exactly what you need and want. Not only are you free to build a big storage entainment center (special thanks to Shanty2Chic for sharing their photos)and paint it a bold shade of leapfrog, but you are also free to build a bridge to give your TV that custom built in look. Not to mention claiming a little extra storage and solving a common design problem - how to decorate over the TV.

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Dimensions
52" Wide x 13 1/2" high x 14 1/2" deep (fits over the Wide Cubby Media Base)

Preparation

Shopping List

1 sheet of 3/4" plywood
1 sheet of 1/4" plywood (back)

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

A) 4 – 3/4″ Plywood @ 14″ x 12” (Sides, Cubby Dividers)
B) 1 - 3/4″ Plywood @ 14 1/2″ x 52” (Top)
C) 1 - 3/4″ Plywood @ 14″ x 52″ (Bottom)
D) 1 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 13 1/2″ x 52” (Back)
E) 2 – 1×2 @ 13″ (Top, Cubby Trim)
F) 1 – 1×2 @ 23″ (Top Center Trim)

Cutting Instructions

Cut all pieces out from the plywood. Make every effort to make long straight cuts whenever possible. Be aware of the difference your saw blade width makes when cutting.

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
General Instructions

This bridge must be attached to a stud in the wall for security purposes.

Fasten with 2″ fasteners (scews or nails) unless otherwise directed. Review the fastening instructions in the plans for all of the Cameron Collection. Always use glue. Cut all of your boards first. Work on a clean level surface. Be safe and have fun!

Instructions

Step 1

Sides, Top and Bottom. Fasten the top (B, Purple) and bottom (C, Blue) to the sides (A, Green) and cubby dividers (A, Green) as shown above. Use the measurements above to guide you. Keep the back edges flush. The top will overhang the front by 1/2″.

Step 2

Sides, Top and Bottom. Fasten the top (B, Purple) and bottom (C, Blue) to the sides (A, Green) and cubby dividers (A, Green) as shown above. Use the measurements above to guide you. Keep the back edges flush. The top will overhang the front by 1/2″.

Step 3

Trim. First attach the cubby top trim, pieces E, to the tops of the cubbies, keeping edges flush with the sides and the cubby divider. The top will overhang 1/2″. Then attach the center trim F, with 1 1/4″ nails, nailing into the underside of the top. Also add a few nails to the cubby top trim, nailing through the face of E into the underside of the top.

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Comments

Shanty 2 Chic (not verified)

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 03:13

Hey Ana! Thanks so much for posting the base and the hutch plans! I am going to get started on these this week or next! ~Ashley

Jennifer Guire (not verified)

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 06:43

This is my next project after I build my benches this weekend! Thanks for the plans. Jennifer

The Faveros (not verified)

Wed, 01/13/2010 - 18:03

This is our next project for my son's room - there are so many plans I want to try!! I can't wait to see how this turns out

Gina (not verified)

Mon, 01/18/2010 - 16:26

Sorry, I am bugging you again but I am SO excited! :)
Do you have any plans for a cabinet with doors to put a tv in? Or do you have any that could be modified? That would be perfect for us! :)
womanofchase@hotmail.com
Thanks so much!!!

Freezer Mommy (not verified)

Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:37

I would love some type of door that could cover up the screen too when not in use. It would have to be the fancy fold up or slide to the side ones. Even a simple hinge would be great. Loving this sight!

Freezer Mommy (not verified)

Wed, 01/20/2010 - 13:07

I'd love the plan on the "puzzle shelves" where there are three short shelves within a cube.

Aidan and Evan… (not verified)

Sun, 07/04/2010 - 07:45

Hi Ana! I love your plans! I was wondering how many sheets of 3/4" mdf or ply and 1/4" ply I'd need to buy to make this entire unit including the bridge and drawers on the bottom units.

Thanks so much! I have a list of items I want to build a mile long now. I'm hoping to start with the loft bed for my son, although we will be shortening it since he is only 3. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)

Monica (not verified)

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 04:49

We have this exact system from Pottery Barn that we purchased about 4 years ago, I wish I'd knew back then about your website since it would have saved us so much money, but I am so glad I found it!

One thing with the PBK furniture is that the wood is so soft that it gets beat up easily by the kids playing (of course) on the furniture, do you have an advise on how to finish wood furniture with a harder surface so it will resist more the daily dents and scratches?

Thanks!