Cubby Hutch Plans for the Storage Headboard

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 20:47
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Add storage and style to traditionally smaller children's rooms by creating a storage bedroom wall. this hutch is designed to work over the store headboard and small hutch. Keep books, toys, games, and other items displayed and put away with this plan.

Special thanks to Amy and Steve for sharing their photos.

So I made a small list of hopefully obtainable daily goals.

1) Do 1 load of laundry, and put it away
2) Go for a short walk or jog
3) Fix my hair
4) At least put mascara on
5) Don't be wearing sweats (including cute ones) at 5PM
6) Check the mail
7) Post to my blog
8) Be ahead instead of behind on emails
9) Build, even if it's just for 15 minutes
10) Do something fun with Grace

Sounds simple enough, eh?

LOL!  This is actually quite a challenge for me.  Between keeping up with the blog, helping my mom out at her restaurant, and babysitting my sister's children full time, and being a mom to Grace, and being an avid DIYer for anything from canning food to sewing . . . well, we can say, at least Ana has big dreams.  :)

And while I'mon this never ending quest to simplify life, I am also attempting to finish plan collections when I start them.  So I apologize if you don't have a teen or the need for tons of storage in a child's room.

After today's plan, the only one left in the collection is the side towers.  But those will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

Preparation

Shopping List

2 1x12 Boards, 10’ Long
1 1x3, 8’ Long
3 1x2, 8’ Long
1 Sheet of 4’x8’ Hardwood Plywood or MDF 1/4” Thick
1 1/4” Finish Nails
2” Finish Nails
1 Small Tube Wood Glue
2 Sheets of 120 Grit Sandpaper
Finishing Supplies including wood filler

Cut List

3 1x12 39” Shelves
2 1x12 28” Sides
1 1x12 12” Bottom Cubby Divider
1 1x12 13 3/4” Top Cubby Divider
1 1/4” Plywood 28” x 40 1/2” Back
1 1x3 40 1/2” Header
2 1x2 25 1/2” Side Trim
4 1x2 12 ¼” Side Crown
1 1x2 42” Bottom Front Crown
1 1x2 43 ½” Top Front Crown

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Jigsaw
Power Sander
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Comments

Tina (not verified)

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 23:58

Annie

I'm single never had kids and in my mid 50's and I plan on making this for myself. (I ooohhh'd and ahhhh'd as soon as I saw it posted)

Currently I'm out of work with a truck down for the count. So the build is on hold. Once back on my feet and not dependent on the public bus I will build this.

I have a tiny apartment and lots of stuff, organized storage is my biggest challenge. To save space I sleep on a twin. This system is perfect for me and the top shelf is perfect for (what I call) a lion ledge. (have cats and they too need space, especially up high)

Once done I will send pix!

Sarah (not verified)

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 04:33

This really would help maximize some storage space! Thank you for sharing!

Tiff (not verified)

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 08:51

I agree with Aubergine, skip the mascara. I used to wear make up all the time, but after I moved to south east-- it gets so humid here, I stopped wearing make up all together. I just sweat it off anyway. Now I've decided it's highly over-rated =)

Evan and Clove… (not verified)

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 09:33

That looks like a very ambitious day! :-) Love this headboard plans, my husband and I have been wanting to build something like this for a while, now maybe we'll do it, thanks to your plans! Love your site!

christy b (not verified)

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 19:32

Is it possible to modify this for a full. I know the smaller cubby can be modified and the side cabinets will be fine how they are. Maybe you could do 3 cubbies up top or some combination to avoid sagging?