Cute little cubes that stack and store!
For months, I've wanted to post plans for cubes that stack and hold tons of items. But I wanted to build them first, so you can see a photo with the plans. And they are just so adorable, I could use them in my office. But time doesn't allow.
I really loved these, but I personally could never afford $365 per cube.
Good thing we can build them.
This plan makes good use of scraps. So if you have some 1/4" plywood, 1x12s or 1x8s in smaller pieces, get your measuring tape out. If you don't, here is what you need
6 feet of 1×12
26″ of 1×8 (for optional doors)
1×2 – 8′ Long
24″ of 1×3 (for feet, you can use a 1×2 but I like the chunkier look better of a 1×3)
2″ Finish Nails
1 1/4″ Finish Nails
2″ Screws or 1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
2 – 1×12 @ 16 1/4″ (Sides)
2 – 1×12 @ 17″ (Top and Bottom)
2 – 1×3 @ 11 1/2″ (Feet)
1 – 1/4 Plywood @ 18 1/2″ x 16 1/4″ (Back)
2 – 1×2 @ 16 1/4″ (Face Frame Sides)
2 – 1×2 @ 15 1/2″ (Face Frame Top and Bottom)
2 – 1×8 @ 13″ (Doors, Optional
Please be aware that this plan uses 1x8s for the doors, and 1x8s can vary in width. I it is recommended that you measure your 1x8s first, and adjust the width of the interior of your cabinet to fit the doors with even gaps around the doors.
Build the Box
I highly recommend using pocket holes to build your box. But if you do not have a Kreg Jig™, you can use finish nails with a nailer or 2″ screws and glue. All joints will be reinforced with a face frame and back.