Build this cubby storage base from just one sheet of plywood! Plans by Ana-White.com inspired by Pottery Barn Kids Cameron Storage Wall System
1 sheet of 3/4" plywood ripped into three strips, 15-3/4" wide x 8 feet long (use AC or better plywood, hardwood birch, maple, oak or MDF)
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 3-1/4" base moulding, 8 feet long
1 - 3/4" cove moulding, 8 feet long
1 - 1/4" plywood or hardboard panel for back
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 95-1/4" (top)
4 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 15-1/2" (dividers)
3 - 1x2 @ 30-3/4" (top support trim)
3 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 30-3/4" (shelves)
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 95-1/4" x 16-1/4" (back)
1 - 3-1/4" base moulding @ 95-1/4" (trim)
1 - 3/4" cove moulding @ 95-1/4" (top cove)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Drill three 3/4" pocket holes along the top edge of all of the dividers. Attach with glue and 1-1/4" pocket holes to the underside of the top. You can use the 1x2s or shelf pieces (cut to length) as spacers to help guide the placement of the middle dividers.
Glue and nail the 1x2 trim to the underside of the top with 1-1/4" brad nails.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes on both ends of each of the shelf boards, three per end. Attach with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. Scrap wood pieces cut to 12-1/4" long can be used as spacers to help guide shelf placement.
Attach back with glue and 3/4" nails or staples (preferred but not essential). Attach to all fixed shelves and dividers.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.