Build your own snack cabinet with these simple plans! Leave the shelf and store a fridge in there. Inspired by Pottery Barn Teen Chantham Snack Cabinet, this free, simple DIY plan guides you step by step through making your own!
1 - Sheet of 3/4" Plywood or MDF or particle board (please go the Formaldehyde Free route!) cut into 15 3/4" x 8 foot long strips, referred to as 1x16s in this plan
2 - 1x16 @ 28" (Sides)
4 - 1x2 @ 15 3/4" (Side Trim)
4 - 2x2 @ 30" (Legs)
2 - 1x16 @ 24" (Shelves - one is optional)
3 - 2x2 @ 24" (Front/Back Trim)
2 - 1x2 @ 24" (Drawer Trim)
1 - 1x16 @ 29" (Top)
1 - 1x3 @ 29" (Top)
1 - 1x2 @ 29" (Top)
2 - 1x3 @ 21 1/2" (Drawer Front/Back)
2 - 1x3 @ 16" (Drawer Sides)
1 - 1/4" Plywood @ 16" x 23" (Drawer Bottom)
1 - 1x4 @ 23 3/4" (Drawer Face)
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!
Then add the legs with the Kreg Jig as shown in diagram.
Build drawer as shown above, adjusting for square and attaching plywood to bottom. Attach drawer members to drawer bottom as done in this plan.
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.