Beautiful scalloped sides on these hutches create charm on the Madeline Nursery Changing Wall. Featuring a large tabletop surface and two shelves, this hutch is perfect for all of baby's things. Shown with the rest of the Madeline Collection.
Shopping List for 1 Hutch
1 – 1×12 (you will only need about 4 feet per hutch)
8′ of 1×16 (you should have leftovers from the base unit)
1 -1×4 (you only need about 3′)
1/4″ plywood, MDF, or luaun
1 1/4″ nails
Cut List for 1 Hutch
2 – 1×16 @ 40 3/4″ (Sides, you will need to scallop out sides with a jigsaw)
3 – 1×12 @ 14 1/2″ (Shelves)
2 – 1×4 @ 14 1/2″ (Top and Bottom Supports)
1 – 1/4″ Backing @ 40 3/4″ x 16″ (Back)
Composition is shown above. I am not going to recommend using A1 plywood to get a hardwood stain just because I don't know how difficult or easy it would be to iron on venner edge banding to the scalloped edges. I will have to go try this out in the garage and get back to you. You can use pine boards for the 1x4s and 1x12s for painting. Also, you can use MDF cut into 11 1/2" strips as 1x12s for the shelves. Another thought is to build the base pieces using 1x18" boards (3/4" MDF sheets cut into 17 1/2" widths). You will only be able to get two 8' strips of 1x18s out of a sheet of MDF. From the scrap, cut a strip 11 1/2" wide and this will be your 1x12.
General Instructions. Avoid fastening too close to the edges on the MDF to avoid splitting. I recommend nailing some scrap pieces of MDF to get a feel for how to work with MDF and nails. You can alternatively use drywall screws instead of nails, but make sure you countersink your screws and predrill the entire length of the screw shaft. Check for square and work on a clean level surface. Use proper safety equipment and precautions.
Assembling. Recommended that you fasten the hutches to a stud in the wall behind the hutch to keep from falling forward. You can also use a simpson strong time to attach the hutch to the base unit easily.