Entry Storage

Submitted by Beinterra on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 21:14
Difficulty
Beginner
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This project requires only 2 sheets of pine 3/4" plywood. I purchased all the materials at Home Depot for $42.00 and had them cut all the materials to size right at the store for me. It took them about 15 minutes to cut everything and it took me about 2 hours to assemble and jig saw out the curves when I got home. Using my Kreg Jig really saved a ton of time. My wife put more before and after pictures on her blog http://kelley.mortier.org

overall it is 54" wide x 80" tall 24" deep, each lower cubbie is 18" wide x 16" tall x 24" deep, the middle section is 48" tall and the panels are 12" deep, the upper cubbies are 16" tall x 18" wide and 16" deep

Preparation

Shopping List

2 sheets of 3/4" plywood

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

All 3/4" Plywood
4 - 16" x 16"
4 - 16" x 24"
2 - 24" x 54"
2 - 16" x 54"
2 - 12" x 48" - jig saw out design of choice

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Drill
Jigsaw
Power Sander
General Instructions

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!

Instructions

Step 1

Home Depot Saw... LOVE IT!

Step 2

Cut Materials.. there are 1x4-6's on the cart for a different project.

Step 3

Build the base first

Step 4

build the uppers and install

Step 5

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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.
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Comments

Tiffani (not verified)

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:48

This is awesome, but I don't see the pics on your wife's blog! I need to figure out how to do this myself, without the walls on either side as I have a big open area by the door that desperately needs tackling!