I love cubbies because you can sort things easier, you don't need book ends, and they are just so cute! This cubby hutch is designed to stack and store, build an entire storage wall or surround your media station. These easy plans work with the rest of the Cubby Storage Collection.
Special thanks to Nicole and Shanty2Chic for sharing their images.
If you are building multiple pieces in this collection, it is recommended that you create a cutting template of all the pieces on graph paper to conserve plywood. You will need
3/4" Plywood or MDF
1/4" Plywood (for the backs)
A) 2 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 25 1/2″ x 14″ (Sides)
B) 2 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 27 1/2″ x 14″ (Shelves)
C) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 29″ x 14 1/2″ (Top)
D) 2 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 12″ x 14″ (Vertical Dividers)
E) 2 – 1×2 @ 13 3/8″ (Top Trim)
F) 1 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 29″ x 26 1/4″ (Back)
Please review all the information available in the other pieces in the Cubby Storage Collection before begining this project. There is much important information available on types of wood, working with MDF, edge banding, and more here.
If you are building this plan, you most likely have scraps leftover from building the open cubby base and the drawer. I recommend using your scraps if possible to maximize savings. Therefore, I will not be posting a plywood cutting layout. I recommend getting some Graph Paper before begining to build any of these pieces and draw up a cutting layout for all the pieces you are building. My trick is to group boards of the same width (for example, 14″ or 21″) and place these boards in progression. Then have Home Depot rip your plywood into that width. This will also help you get your squarest possible cuts.
Cut all your boards as instructed above. Depending on your type of wood, use 2″ nails or screws, unless otherwise directed. ALWAYS use glue! Before fastening any boards, mark with a metal square where your board will be placed. This will save you time and you will build better furniture. Make sure your board cuts are square. Use a metal square or check out the HOW-TO section for a video. Work on a clean level surface. If you are using screws, predrill and countersink your screws.
Fastening the Cubby Sides. Start by fastening the top cubby divider (Green, D) in place, as shown above. Fasten through the top and through the middle shelf.
Then position the bottom cubby divider in place. Fasten through the bottom. Then toenail (nail at an angle) through the front and back at an angle into the middle shelf. Make sure you use glue here.