Hidden desk apothecary

Submitted by BrookR on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 17:44

Loved this project, it has been on my wish list forever. It was my first time building drawers. We used red-oak wood for the hardwood legs and also for the little trim piece right above the leg. I stained the entire piece with golden oak stain and used red oak stain on top of that for everything except the faux drawer fronts and hardwood. This brought the pine 1x2s to a matching shade with the real red oak. If I did it over again, I would stain the drawer front and chair back pieces prior to assembly because I taped them all off when I applied the different colors, which was a pain. I bought the apothecary drawer pulls on amazon. I am beyond happy at the way it turned out. I even modified the top center drawer so I could put my printer in it. I cut a hole in the drawer box and put the bottom drawer front piece on a hinge so my printer paper could come out. I added a latch to the inside of the drawer to keep that flap shut when not in use. Thanks so much, Ana, for another amazing plan!

There were a few errors to the plan, as follows:

Plan calls for 7 -2x2 @ 8' but you actually need 9.

As for additional cuts, you will need:

4- 2x2 @ 20-1/4, not 2.
4-2x2 @ 23-1/4, not 2.
8 -2x2 @ 14-1/2, not 2.
8- 2x2 @12-3/4, not 2.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select quality pine from Menards for almost everything, red oak for legs and small cabinet piece above leg.
Finish Used
See description above.
Recommended Skill Level