Corner Hutch Plans for the Twin Storage Beds

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:07
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Shared room?  What about adding a corner hutch between beds?  It acts as a headboard for both beds and contain storage.  We've got you covered with the free plans below.

We also have plans for twin storage or captains beds here.

green twin beds with corner unit

 

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

Are shown above.  Remember that a twin bed runs about 75" long to fit the space.

 

ROOM MEASUREMENTS Ready to build it?  Go measure your room and make sure you've got 116" of space in two directions in a corner.  I could actually see a setup like this in a family room.  And somewhere, someone's gonna put a TV on top and use the corner unit as a footboard instead of a headboard.  I won't tell on you.

Dimensions
dimensions diagram for corner unit for beds
Dimensions for corner unit shown in diagram. Consider twin beds runs about 75″ long to fit the space

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 7 – 2×2, 8′ Long, Furring Strips
  • 2 – 32″ High x 40 1/2″ Long (or longer) Wainscoting Panels OR 1 sheet of 1/4″ plywood or MDF
  • 2 – 1×8 Boards, 8′ Length (Pine is cheapest)
  • 1 – sheet of 3/4″ plywood or MDF
  • Edge Banding (if you are using plywood and staining the bed)
  • Wood Filler
  • Wood Glue
Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

CUT LIST FOR THE BOX

  • 4 – 2×2 @ 40 1/4″ (Tops and Bottoms Box Ends)
  • 4 – 2×2 @ 29″ (Legs for the Box Ends)
  • 6 – 2×2 @ 37 1/4″ (Supports)
  • 2 – 32″ High Wainscoting @ 40 1/2″ (Panels)

 

CUT LIST FOR THE TOP UNIT

  • 1 – 1×8 @ 40 1/2″ (End)
  • 2 – 1×8 @ 39 3/4″ (Long Dividers)
  • 1 – 1×8 @ 14 1/2″ (Short Divider)
  • 1 – 1×8 @ 24 1/2″ (Final Divider)
  • 1 -1×2 @ 24 1/2″ (Cleat for Support Lid, 1st one installed)
  • 1 – 1×2 @ 23 3/4″ (Cleat for Support Lid, 2nd one installed)
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Level
General Instructions

Work on a clean level surface with straight boards and check for square after each step. Always predrill and countersink every screw. If you are working with MDF, use Drywall screws and be sure to predrill the entire length of your screw. Use glue. Be safe and have fun.

Instructions

Step 1

BOX ENDS Build the box ends as shown above using 2″ screws and glue.

Step 2

SUPPORTS FOR THE BOX Add the box supports using 2″ screws and DO NOT GLUE. Make sure your project is square at this point. To relocate the bed, you can simply unscrew, disassemble, and then reassemble.

Step 3

WAINSCOTING Measure and cut your wainscoting to fit one side of the box. Then add the second piece. Attach with 1 1/4″ screws and DO NOT GLUE on all four edges. You want these pieces removeable so that you can move it in and out of a room. NOTE: If your doorways are larger than 32″ you can move this unit without disassembling, but just in case you move to a different home, I would still not glue this step.

Step 4

DIVIDERS Use 2″ screws and glue to build your dividers as shown above. Then add the 1×2 cleat (shown above in white) with 1 1/4″ screws and glue.

Step 5

Step 6

FINAL CLEAT Add the final cleat, using 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Then also attach from the outside of the project using 2″ screws and glue.

Step 7

BOTTOM Cut your bottom plywood and attach it to the bottom of your unit (cleats are on the top) as shown above. Use 2″ screws and glue. This is just like attaching a back to a bookcase.

Step 8

TOP Cut your top, as directed above. Attach only the white piece to the top of your project. The pink piece is removable for storage (might be scary in a teens room

Step 9

ASSEMBLY Attach from underneath the top unit to the base unit using 2″ screws. Don’t glue so that removal is easy to do. You may also wish at this point to drill holes in certain point to create a “Smart” storage unit. You could hide cords in the “secret compartment” and keep cell phone chargers, laptop cords, or cords for media units tucked away neatly.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
You can add trim to make the piece nicer, but just remember that the base will most likely be covered by pillows from the beds. Use wood filler to fill all holes. If you are staining, iron on edge banding to any exposed plywood edges. Sand starting with a coarse grade sandpaper and work your way up to fine. Prime or add wood conditioner (if desired for staining pine). Paint or stain. Seal if necessary.

Comments

raajlss

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 10:10

I, too, would love to get the bed plans. We are expecting child #3 and the first two boys are going to start sharing a room. Expecting in August. Would love to get this project done asap. Please email me the plans for the bed construction...

Thanks a bunch!
Rebecca

mkkayla

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 10:48

I have never built anything in my life. The storage beds with the corner hutch will be my first project. I was wondering if the corner hutch would fit if I made 2 full size storage beds. Can someone help me please? Thanks in advance.

Teresa M Pomerantz (not verified)

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 07:19

Hi everyone- this is Teresa who built the green beds- I used the storage daybed plans- although it certainly works with the storage bed plans too.
Sorry so late in posting- didn't see your comments until now.

EmileeA (not verified)

Fri, 11/04/2011 - 12:48

Teresa,
I love the look of your beds, Did you use 1 solid piece of trim along the bottom or is it on each of the 3 individual pieces of the bed. Are there any changes that you made to the Storage Daybed Plan? Your beds look great and I would like to make mine look as close to yours as possible.
Thanks ~ Emilee

LBad (not verified)

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 13:34

I am also looking for the plans for these green beds. Teresa, you mention you use the dayced storage plans but in the picture it looks like your storage goes all the way to the wall, is that the case or is it only ~12" deep like the storage beds? I am trying to figure out structurally if I can make the storage bed but with storage cubbies running the entire width of the bed as ours are also up against the wall.
thanks!
p.s. LOVE the look of these beds!

Teresa M Pomerantz (not verified)

Fri, 11/04/2011 - 14:56

Emilie- the trim is actually two layered pieces of trim along the bottom- one on each bed. Then the top also has a piece of long trim on each bed- I hope that makes sense.
I used the storage daybed plans- and I did make the middle piece so it is 12" deep as the plans show- but the cubbies are huge. You could probably leave the middle piece out to make cubbies that go all the way to the wall- but you will want to use like a 1x2 spanning across the top as support for the weight of the mattress/kid. These boxes are super strong- my girls take the mattresses off sometimes and dance on them like they are a stage :)
If you want the same green- they are spring green from Benjamin Moore :)

Guest (not verified)

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 12:55

I love this bed! I need the bed plans asap. I am moving into a new house and want to build this in there before we get everything else moved in. Please email it to me ASAP! Thank you!