Rolling Cubby Bench

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 07:00
Difficulty
Beginner
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These rolling cubbies feature three large cubbies at bench height. Easy to build and fully framed, inexpensive and sturdy, there is a place for these rolling cubbies in every home.

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Dimensions
16 1/4" x 48" x 13"

Preparation

Shopping List

1 – 8′ 1×12 board
1 – 6′ 1×12 board
4 – 1×2 8′ boards
2″ nails for finish nailer
Wood filler
Wood glue
4 caster wheels with screws

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

1 – 1×12 @ 48″ (Top)
1 – 1×12 @ 46 1/2″ (Bottom)
2 – 1×12 @ 15 1/2″ (Sides)
2 – 1×12 @ 14″ (Dividers)
4 – 1×2 @ 48″ (Horizontal Trim)
8 – 1×2 @ 13 1/4″ (Vertical Trim, measure to fit perfectly)
2 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2″ (Wheel Supports, measure to fit)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Drill
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

Work on a clean level surface. Mark out joints prior to fastening. Take a square after each step to ensure your project is square. Use glue and 2″ nails unless otherwise directed. Wear saftey gear and take necessary safety precautions.

Instructions

Step 1

Build the box. Build the box, as shown above. Use the 2″ nails and glue to fasten in place.

Step 2

Top and Bottom Trim. Fasten the top and bottom trim pieces, as shown above. Keep top edges and outside edges flush. Make sure you fasten the top piece to the dividers, sides and top. This will help reinforce your joints. Use glue and 2″ nails.

Step 3

Vertical Trim. Fasten the vertical trim in place, using the measurements shown above. Keep the outside edges flush. The center vertical trim pieces will be centered on the vertical dividers. Use the 2″ nails and glue. Also fasten through the top and bottom of the horizontal trim pieces from step 2 into the end edges of the vertical trim.

Step 4

Supports. Fasten the supports as shown above.

Step 5

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill any nail holes with wood filler. Sand and finish as desired.

Comments

Christine (not verified)

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 07:25

Awesome! I want to make a few of these to corral the kids' toys! Is a finish nailer essential? Because I have NO tools... besides my cordless drill, hammer, etc.

Ana White (not verified)

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 07:32

Hi Christine, you could screw it together, nails are just easier and easier to hide. Make sure you predrill and countersink your screws.

So Bella (not verified)

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 08:15

Eeek! This is the one I've been waiting for! Can't wait to see the plans for the big cubbie, too! Thanks, Ana, you rock!

Karin Schueller (not verified)

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 10:31

I am so excited to get building... just found your site a few days ago. What a wonderful gift you have! Not just for creating... but for teaching!!!

I am wondering about using a 'brad' nailer for some of the products? Is that not deep enough? Or does it work?

Annalea (not verified)

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 10:52

This is awesome. I've been in love with square cubbies for a long time, and I love to seem them used everywhere.

One note: the West Elm photo shows a fifth caster in the middle of the bench (I think it's just centered from front to back and side to side). So, you might want to include that, as there's not much diagonal bracing, and we don't want sagging benches!

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