Hutch for the Cube Drawer Bench

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 09/28/2010 - 07:53
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Hutch to match the cube collection drawer bench.


Yesterday, it was the drawer bench plans.  Today?  The matching hutch.

Dimensions shown above. It is sized to fit the bench perfectly. And books. And storage cubes.


Shopping List

2 – 8′ 1x12s or 1 – 14′ 1×12
3 – 8′ 1×2 Boards
1/4″ Plywood
2″ Screws or 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws
2″ finish nails

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

2 – 1×12 @ 38″ (Sides)
3 – 1×12 @ 27″ (Shelves)
4 – 1×2 @ 38″ (Side Trim)
2 – 1×2 @ 25 1/2″ (Top Trim)
1 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 38″ x 28 1/2″ (Back)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set


Step 1

This is how easy it is to build. Build the box with 2″ screws and glue or use 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Trim out the sides. Keep outside edges flush. Nail into shelves too. Use 2″ finish nails and glue.

Step 3

Now the top trim. Same thing, 2″ nails and glue. If you are using a Kreg Jig™, build the face frame first, then nail on.

Step 4

And tack the back on. It really is that easy. Now for the tough part – time to finish it Make sure you read though our get started section for finishing advice and general build instruction.

It’s a beautiful day! Let’s get out and build something.


Julie K (not verified)

Tue, 09/28/2010 - 10:37

I am so so excited about building this! We are just about to start my son's playroom, so what great timing. I will send photos once I complete it. Thanks again. :0)

LH (not verified)

Tue, 09/28/2010 - 13:47

Thanks for doing these! I love this collection. Is there any chance that you'll be doing the 8 cube bookshelf?


Tue, 05/06/2014 - 13:36

Just wondering if you found it necessary to secure the hutch to the cubby drawer? I am wanting to build this just slightly wider to accommodate some nice wooden drawers I found out on the curb.

Just wondering how you would secure it with out the hardware being overly exposed or in the way?

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