Industrial Style Storage Hutch

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DIY wood and metal industrial style storage hutch

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And still plenty of time to get a handmade gift made for Christmas morning!

To refresh, for the past couple of holiday seasons, Jaime from That's My Letter and I have teamed up to deliver you a new, free gift plan every Friday in the months leading up to Christmas.

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I hope you've been enjoying this series as much as we have this year!

So what about a hutch to put on top of an existing desk, or add some hooks to the bottom and make a coat rack?

Jaime paired hers with this DIY desk.  

This one is a pretty simple build, but the metal back and front accents really give it that extra touch.

Oh, and did I happen to mention those metal strips are magnetic?  Now that would be handy, wouldn't it?  

So here's what to do - the plans for this hutch follow, but first, please take a second to click over and check out lots more photos and building details from That's My Letter.

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Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

2 - 1x10 @ 8 feet long (cut top and shelves out of these)

1 - 1x10 @ 12 feet long (cut dividers and sides out of these)

1 - 1x3 @ 4 feet long

Cut List

2 - 1x10 @ 32-1/4"

1 - 1x10 @ 48"

3 - 1x10 @ 46-1/2"

9 - 1x10 @ 8"

1 - 1x3 @ 46-1/2"




Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
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!


Step 1

Attach the sides to top and top shelf.  Use the dividers as spacers to help you attach the upper shelf in place.

These pieces can be either nailed and glued (1-1/2" long nails ideal) or pocket hole screwed. 


Step 2

Attach dividers with nails and glue.

Step 3

Use 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws to attach dividers to underside of shelf.

Step 4

Attach with screws or nails the lower shelf to the dividers and the sides.  I recommend pocket holes to attach to sides.

Step 5

Step 6

Attach 1x3 at base to sides.  Recommend 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws on back side.

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.