Craft Table Top For The Modular Collection

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 23:05
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This counter height project table features two drawers and 18 cubbies to keep all of your crafting supplies handy. By simply building two of the cubby bookcases from the Modular Offfice Collection and adding a desktop, voila! we've got a stylish, simple project table.

37" x 38" x 55"


Shopping List

1 Sheet of MDF or A1 Plywood
2 – 1×4 Boards, 8′ Long
2- 15″ Drawer Slides

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

1 – 3/4″ MDF or A1 @ 55″ x 38″ (Top)
2 – 1×4 @ 31 1/2″ (Sides of Drawer Housing)
1 – 1×4 @ 28″ (Center of Drawer Housing)
2 – 3/4″ MDF or A1 Plywood @ 25 1/2″ x 14 1/4″
2 – 1×4 @ 25 1/2″ (Backs of Drawers)
4 – 1×4 @ 15″ (Sides of Drawers)
2 – 1×4 @ 29 1/2″ (Measure to fit, Drawer Face)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

Make sure you cut your plywood perfectly straight. Use your square. Predrill and countersink your screws. Use wood glue. Work on a clean level surface.


Step 1

Dimensions for the Tabletop with drawers is shown above.

Step 2

Drawer Housing. Measure and mark out the sides of the drawer housing as shown above. Fasten the center to the sides, using 2″ screws and glue. You will need to predrill and countersink your screws. You will need to be perfect in your building, as the drawers will not slide right if you do not build perfectly square.

Step 3

Drawer Housing to Top. Fasten the drawer housing to the top, using the measurements above. Again, you must be perfectly square. Predrill and countersink your screws 2″ deep (the screw head will be 2″ inset into the 1×4 boards) and fasten the 1x4s to the top. This will also hide any screws from showing on the tabletop.

Step 4

Drawer Backs. Fasten the drawer back to the drawer bottom. Use the 2″ screws and glue.

Step 5

Step 6

Drawer Face. Measure the opening from the outside of the drawer housing to the opposite outside. The distance should be about 29 1/2″. Subtract 1/4″. Cut your drawer face from a 1×4 to this measurement. After you have inserted the drawer into the slides, line the drawer face up with the drawer and fasten in place.

Step 7

Putting it all together. Fasten the top to the bookcases, as shown above. Follow the directions above. Do not use glue. This will enable you to take apart the project table easily.

Step 8

Insert the Drawers. Insert the drawers into the slides. If you would like, you can add hardware to the faces of the drawers.


Fab Free Fun (not verified)

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 06:57

My next decision will be WHERE to set-up shop!!! THIS IS AMAZING!! I went to Home Depot this weekend to "practice" spending my tax return on projects to make for my house!!! THANK YOU!!

Misty (not verified)

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 08:48

I should prob. start with a smaller project first, but I love this. If I can do this project I would like to use it as a kitchen island...somewhere for my son to "help" me cook! ;)

Chantelle - Th… (not verified)

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 10:58

Once again, I am so impressed. In a couple of years we are building a new country home and, believe me, with all these fabulous plans, you can bet a lot of our furniture will be handmade, thanks to your instructions! Keep them coming!!

Petit Debutant (not verified)

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 11:05

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I just about peed in my pants when I saw these plans! I've been drooling over this system for quite some time. I'm a quilter and this will be perfect for use as a cutting table and craft table. Right now we are building the Brady system so when we are done with that this is going to find it's way to the top of the list!

Jennifer (not verified)

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 11:26

THANK YOU, thank you, thank you! I've been wanting this project table for YEARS. I love that you added a drawer! This is #3 on my list of things to make from your plans. I'm working on #1 now - the PB Hyde Console table. When it's finished I will send you pictures (may be a while because it needs to get warmer here before I can stain it). Oh, and I ordered my first tool today! A Hitachi Finish Nailer. Woot!

Thanks again for all you do.

sewlively (not verified)

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 13:48

I have been looking for the perfect table for my sewing room. This will make one Bad A** cutting table. This Rocks!!

AutumnBrooke (not verified)

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 16:36

OMG, I HAVE to make this. Thank you so much for the plans. :D

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