A Large Pantry Cabinet Perfect for Dry Food Storage

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet

While I am still working on my dining room and kitchen update, I noticed the armoire that I use as a pantry is looking a little worse for wear. A cabinet like this would be a welcome addition to the kitchen! The DIY furniture plans to build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet feature shelving on the doors for boxes or cans, as well as ample shelf storage inside for all sorts of other goods. The doors also feature face frames on the outside, and the entire cabinet can be made wider with a few adjustments.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Copy 1

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Copy 2

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 1-3/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding
  • Heavy duty strap hinges (like these)
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Tools needed:

  • Miter saw or Circular saw
  • Table saw
  • Iron for edge banding
  • Drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Right angle drill attachment (for tight spaces)
  • Pneumatic brad nailer with compressor
  • Sander

Lumber:

  • 10 – 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ craft boards, in 3 ft. lengths
  • 6 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 3 – 1×4 at 8′
  • 5 – 1×6 at 6′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 3 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-1/2″ x 72″ – Sides
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-1/2″ x 30″ – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 3-1/4″ x 30″ – Bottom Supports
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 30″ x 67-1/4″ – Back
  • 10 – 1×2 at 30″ – Front & Back Stretchers
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-3/4″ x 30″ – Shelves
  • 4 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-3/4″ wide) at 14-3/16″ – Door Frame Top & Bottom
  • 4 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-3/4″ wide) at 71-7/8″ – Door Frame Sides
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-3/16″ x 70-3/8″ – Door Panel
  • 18 – 1×4 at 14-3/16″ – Door Shelves
  • 20 – 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ craft boards at 14-3/16″ – Door Shelf Retainers
  • 4 – 1×2 at 71-7/8″ – Door Face Frames
  • 6 – 1×2 at 12-5/8″ – Door Face Frames

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet

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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides, top and bottom. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the top and bottom pieces. Secure the top and bottom to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Cabinet Frame

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the bottom supports. Secure the supports under the bottom shelf using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails through the sides and top of the bottom into the supports.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Cabinet Bottom Supports

Step Three

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the back to the sides, top and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Cabinet Back

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the front and back stretchers. The back stretchers will be secured directly to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

The front stretchers are secured to the sides – located 1/2″ back from the front edge of the sides – using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails through the sides into the ends of the stretchers. Pocket holes can also be drilled in each end and the stretchers secured using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Cabinet Rear Stretchers

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Cabinet Front Stretchers

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Rest the shelves on the stretchers and secure in place using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Cabinet Shelves

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the door frames. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the door frame using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Door 1

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the door panels and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the panels to the frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the panel will be flush with the front edge of the door frames.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Door 2

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the door shelves. Secure the shelves to the door frame sides and panel using glue and 1-3/4″ brad nails. The shelves are flush with the back which positions them 1/2″ back from the edge of the door frame to allow for the retainers.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Door Shelves

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the door shelf retainers. Secure the retainers to the front of the shelves with the bottom edges flush using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Door Shelf Retainers

Step Ten

Cut the pieces for the face frames. Secure the face frames to the front of the doors using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet - Face Frames

Step Eleven

Install the hinges. These doors will be heavy and will require heavy-duty hinges like strap hinges. (Plain strap hinges can be spray painted to match your decor.) Don’t forget to pre-drill the holes for the screws!

A barrel-bolt can also be used on the front of the doors to keep them closed!

Fill all of the holes and finish as desired.

This armoire would also be a great piece in a craft room for supply storage or as an alternative to a dresser to store clothes. Have any questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a Rustic Pantry Cabinet? Leave a comment below!




An Excellent Cabinet for Storage with Sliding Doors

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry

A pantry is always a fabulous piece of furniture for any room. The DIY plans to build a Sliding Door Pantry feature five shelves behind two sliding doors. There is also trim under the top and at the bottom for a decorative look. the doors use fender washers that slide in channels cut into the bottom and the header. Even though this is a very large piece, it is very economical to build and can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Copy

The doors can also be altered to use hinges instead of sliding in the channels. The width of the door rails and panels will have to be adjusted by about 1-3/8″.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Copy 2

Materials:

  • 1″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 1-1/4″ screws
  • 2″ screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 12 – 1-1/2″ fender washers with a 3/8″ opening
  • 12 – 1/2″ washers
  • 3/4″ screws
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 6 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×3 at 4′
  • 5 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×4 at 4′
  • 2 – 1×4 at 8′
  • 1 – 2×4 at 6′
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood
  • 5 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood
  • 2 – 8′ pieces of base trim about 3-1/2″ wide
  • 2 – 8′ pieces of narrow trim (crown bed moulding can also be used)

Cut List:

  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 23-1/4″ x 51″ – Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 23-1/4″ x 89-1/4″ – Sides
  • 2 – 1×4 (ripped to 3-1/8″ wide) at 51″ – Bottom Support
  • 1 – 1×4 (ripped to 3-1/8″ wide) at 21-3/4″ – Bottom Support
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 23-3/4″ x 85-3/8″ – Back
  • 1 – 1×4 at 85-3/8″ – Back
  • 8 – 1×2 at 51″ – Shelf Frames
  • 12 – 1×2 at 18-1/2″ – Shelf Frames
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 20-1/2″ x 51″ – Shelves
  • 4 – 1×3 at 83-5/8″ – Door Stiles
  • 6 – 1×3 at 21-3/4″ – Door Rails
  • 4 – 1/2″ plywood at 21-3/4″ x 38-1/16″ – Door Panels
  • 1 – 2×4 at 51″ – Cabinet Header
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 24-3/4″ x 55-1/2″ – Top
  • Narrow trim and base trim cut to fit

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry

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Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the piece for the bottom. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the bottom piece. On the opposite side, cut the channels in the front edge using a table saw. The channels are 1/8″ wide (the same as the kerf of the blade) and 1/4″ deep.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Bottom

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Bottom Detail

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the sides. Secure the bottom to the sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Sides

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the bottom supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the supports to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Add a few brad nails through the bottom into the top edge of the supports.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Bottom Supports

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the back. Drill pocket holes in the side and bottom edges of the panel, as well as one end only of the center panel piece (the 1×4). Secure the panels to the center panel piece using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Secure the back panel assembly to the sides and bottom of the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Back

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the shelf frames. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Position the frames inside the cabinet as shown, securing in place using glue and countersunk 1-1/4″ screws through the sides and back of the frames. The back of the frames will be flush with the back of the cabinet.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Shelf Frames 1

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Shelf Frames 2

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the shelves. The shelves will be positioned so they are flush with the back of the frames, and will overhang the fronts by 1/2″. Secure the shelves to the frames using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Shelves

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the doors. Drill pocket holes in each end of the rail pieces. Assemble the frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Set the pocket hole jig for 1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the panels. Secure the panels to the frame using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws. The back faces of the panels will be flush with the inside faces of the frames.

Attach the fender washers to the top and bottom edges of the doors (on the back sides) as shown. The washers will not roll but will slide in the channels. The washers will extend 3/8″ past the top and bottom of the doors. The doors will be “sandwiched” between the bottom of the cabinet and the header. Place the doors in the opening (with the washers resting in the channels) before securing the header.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Door 1

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Fender Washers

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Door 2

Step Eight

Cut the piece for the header. Cut the channels in the same manner as the channels were cut in the bottom piece. Secure the header to the sides using countersunk 2″ screws. Do not use glue in case the doors have to be adjusted! If the doors do not slide freely, remove the header and cut the channels slightly deeper (about 1/16″).

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Header 1

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Header 2

Step Nine

Cut the piece for the top. The back edge will be flush with the back edge of the cabinet while the sides and front will overhang by 1-1/2″. Secure the top using 1-1/4″ brad nails through the top into the cabinet.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Top

Step Ten

Cut the pieces of narrow trim and base trim to fit. The trim will be secured using 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Sliding Door Pantry_Trim

Fill all of the holes and finish as desired.

This pantry is a great piece for any room – a kitchen, an entryway, a dining room, or even a bedroom! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Sliding Door Pantry? Leave a comment below!




An Armoire for a Narrow Space

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire

This armoire is perfect for those that have a narrow space but need more storage, know what I mean? The DIY plans to build a Single Door Armoire feature a drawer and three shelves behind a single door. This armoire is a project that is perfect for those new to woodworking. The width is completely customizable by lengthening the shelves, top, stretchers, and back.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Copy

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Copy 2

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 5/8″ brad nails
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 1 set of 14″ drawer slides
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 6′ (can also be cut from plywood)
  • 1 – 1×3 at 6′ (can also be cut from plywood
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of plywood
  • 3 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood
  • 3 – 1/4″ thick x 1″ wide stop or lattice strips at 6′
  • 2 – 2″ wide trim (or make your own with 1×3 boards) at 6′

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 79-1/4″ – Sides
  • 2 – 1×2 at 33-1/2″ – Lower Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×3 at 33-1/2″ – Lower Stretchers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 33-1/2″ – Lower Shelves
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 33-1/2″ – Upper Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17″ x 37″ – Top
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 34-1/4″ x 79″ – Back
  • 4 – 2″ trim pieces cut to fit – Side Trim Pieces
  • 2 – 2″ trim pieces cut to fit – Front Trim Pieces
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 33-1/4″ x 65-3/4″ – Door Panel
  • 2 – 1/4″ x 1″ stop at 33-1/4″ – Door Trim
  • 2 – 1/4″ x 1″ stop at 65-3/4″ – Door Trim
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 31″ – Drawer Box Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 12-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6″ x 32-1/2″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/2″ x 33-1/4″ – Drawer Front

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire

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Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the pieces for the sides and the stretchers. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the stretchers. Secure the the stretchers to the top and bottom of the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The 1×3 stretchers are positioned at the top while the 1×2 stretchers are positioned at the bottom.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Sides & Stretchers

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the lower shelves and drill pocket holes in each shorter end. Position one shelf on top of the lower stretchers and secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Secure the shelf to the stretchers using 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Secure the next shelf to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Lower Shelves

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the upper shelves. Secure the shelves to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The shelves will be located 1″ back from the front edge of the sides (they will be flush with the back edge).

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Upper Shelves

Step Four

Cut the piece for the top. The top will overhang the sides and front by 1″. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Top

Step Five

Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Back

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the trim. There are no dimensions given because it will depend on the type of trim chosen and the type of join at the side – miter or butt joint. Secure the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then secure the front. This applies to both the top and the bottom.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Trim

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the door and the door trim. Cut 45° miters in each end of the door trim pieces, then secure the trim to the edges of the door panel using glue and 5/8″ brad nails.

Install both sets of hinges on the door (they can be installed on either side). All four hinges will need to be installed on the door because of the weight. Install the door in the opening. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Door 1

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Door 2

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Door 3

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the drawer box. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer box as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Drawer BS DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Drawer FB

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the drawer front. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.

DIY Plans to Build a Single Door Armoire_Drawer Front

Finish as desired.

The armoire can be finished in a variety of ways with stenciling, wallpapering, or a mirror added to the front of the door. The door would also look really cool with lots of little round mirrors glued to the front! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Single Door Armoire? Leave a comment below!




Build a Beautiful Armoire with Lots of Storage!

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire

I love armoires… They are big, beautiful, and have lots of storage possibilities! The DIY plans to build a Starling armoire feature two drawers and two doors with two shelves, plus it is a very easy build! The door panels can be swapped out with decorative punched aluminum or glass for a completely different look to suit your style!

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Copy

Materials:

  • 1″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 1-1/2″ screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 2 sets of 18″ Drawer slides
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 8 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 4 – 1×3 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×6 at 4′
  • 2 – 1×6 at 8′
  • Scrap of 2×2 measuring 20″
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood
  • 3 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 8′ piece of 3/4″ trim

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 4″ – Base Legs
  • 2 – 1×2 at 16″ – Base Frame
  • 2 – 1×2 at 36″ – Base Frame
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/4″ x 40″ – Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/4″ x 60-1/2″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 38-1/2″ x 60-1/2″ – Back
  • 4 – 1×2 at 18-1/2″ – Drawer Slide Spacers
  • 4 – 1×2 at 17″ – Shelf Frames
  • 4 – 1×2 at 38-1/2″ – Shelf Frames
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-1/2″ x 38-1/2″ – Shelves
  • 4 – 1×2 at 37″ – Front Frame
  • 2 – 1×2 at 61-1/4″ – Front Frame
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 21″ x 42″ – Top
  • 3/4″ trim cut to fit under the top at the sides and front
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 34-1/2″ – Drawer Box Bottoms
  • 4 – 1×6 at 16-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 4 – 1×6 at 36″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/2″ x 36-3/4″ – Drawer Fronts
  • 4 – 1×3 at 13-5/16″ – Door Rails
  • 4 – 1×3 at 39-1/2″ – Door Stiles
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 13-5/16″ x 34-1/2″ – Door Panels

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire

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Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly!

Cut the pieces for the legs and the base frame. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Assemble the base frame as shown in the drawing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Base

Step Two

Cut the piece for the bottom. The side and back edges will overhang the base by 1/2″ while the front is positioned 1/4″ back from the front edge of the base. The front frame will rest on this part of the base. Secure the bottom on the base using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Bottom

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the sides and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Sides

Step Four

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the back to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Back

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the drawer slide supports. Secure the supports as shown (noting that the lower support is positioned 3/4″ up from the bottom) using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Drawer Slide Spacers

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the shelf frames and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Position the frames inside the cabinet as shown securing in place using glue and 1-1/2″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Upper Shelf Frames 1 DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Upper Shelf Frames 2

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the shelves. There are three shelves – one is the divider between the drawers and the doors. Drill pocket holes in the side and back edges of ONE shelf. Secure the shelf inside the cabinet as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

The other two shelves will rest on the frames. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Shelves

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the front frame and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the front frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Position the frame on the front of the cabinet, resting the bottom on the base at the 1/4″ gap created by the bottom. Secure the frame to the sides and the lower shelve (the divider between the drawers and doors) using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Front Frame 1 DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Front Frame 2

Step Nine

Cut the piece for the top. The front and sides will overhang by 1″. Secure the top using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the pocket holes already drilled in the upper sides and back.

Cut the pieces for the trim. There are no dimensions given because it will depend on the type of trim selected. Secure the sides first using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then secure the front in the same manner.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Top DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Trim

Step Ten

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer boxes as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the front frame. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Drawer BS DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Drawer FB

Step Eleven

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Drawer Fronts

Step Twelve

Cut the pieces for the doors and the door panels. Drill pocket holes in each end of the door rails (the shorter pieces) and assemble the doors as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Set the pocket hole jig for 1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the panels. Insert the panels into the door frames securing in place using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws.

Install the hinges on the doors, then install the doors in the cabinet. Drill holes for the cabinet pulls, and install the pulls.

DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Doors 1 DIY Plans to Build a Starling Armoire_Doors 2

Finish as desired.

This armoire would be the perfect piece in a variety of spaces – holding linens in a bathroom, pantry items in a kitchen, or even clothing in a bedroom! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Starling armoire? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




Build an Allie Armoire Cabinet

A Gorgeous Cabinet to Build for Any Space with the Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans!

I really love the style of this armoire cabinet… The Allie armoire cabinet plans feature one long cabinet with shelves, a drawer, and two shorter cabinets with shelves. How awesome would it be to build two, side by side, and swap the door and drawer location so that each cabinet is opposite? Oooh… This may be added to my “to build” list!
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 1 set of 16″ drawer slides
  • Cabinet pulls
  • 3 magnetic door catches
  • 1 – piece of 1/4″ Plexiglas at 12″ x 24″
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 4′
  • 4 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×4 at 6′
  • 1 – scrap of 1×6 at 15″
  • 1 sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 3 sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 71-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 15″ – Upper Side Frame
  • 2 – 1×2 at 15″ – Lower Side Frame
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 65″ – Side Panels
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 31″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 31″ x 66-1/2″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/4″ x 66-1/2″ – Divider
  • 2 – 1×2 at 15-1/8″ – Upper Front Stretchers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/8″ x 17-1/4″ – Drawer Shelves
  • 7 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/8″ x 16-1/4″ – Cabinet Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19″ x 36″ – Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ trim – cut to fit the sides of the cabinet
  • 1 – 3/4″ trim cut to fit the front of the cabinet
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-5/8″ x 14-1/2″ – Drawer Box Bottom
  • 2 – 1×4 at 14-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 2 – 1×4 at 14-1/8″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 1 – 1×6 at 14-7/8″ – Drawer Front
  • 6 – 1×3 at 14-7/8″ – Door Rails
  • 2 – 1×3 at 27-7/8″ – Upper Side Door Stiles
  • 2 – 1×3 at 29-3/8″ – Lower Door Stiles
  • 2 – 1×3 at 64-3/4″ – Tall Door Stiles
  • 1 – 1/4″ Plexiglas at 10-5/8″ x 23-5/8″ – Upper Door Panel
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 10-5/8″ x 25-1/8″ – Lower Door Panel
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 10-5/8″ x 60-1/2″ – Tall Door Panels

Allie Armoire Cabinet PlansClick on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly! Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the taper using a jigsaw or bandsaw. Cut the pieces for the side frames and side panels. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 frame piece. Secure to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The taper of the legs will point in. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×2 piece as well as all four edges of the side panels. Secure the 1×2 piece to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, then secure the panel using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the inside face of the legs.
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-LegsAllie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Sides

Step Two

Cut the piece for the bottom and drill pocket holes in each of the side edges. Secure to the lower side frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Bottom

Step Three

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in the lower edge as well as both side edges. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the back will be flush with the outside face of the legs.
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Back

Step Four

Cut the piece for the divider and drill pocket holes in the lower edge, as well as the back edge. Secure the divider to the bottom and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Divider

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the front stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the sides and divider using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Front Stretchers

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the drawer shelves. The shelves can be secured to the sides, back, and divider using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails or 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Choose the method that is easiest for you!
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Drawer Shelves

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the cabinet shelves. The cabinet shelves will be located 1″ back from the front edge of the cabinet and can be secured to the sides, back, and divider using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails or 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Shelves 1Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Shelves 2

Step Eight

Cut the piece for the top. The sides and front of the top will overhang by 1″. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Cut the pieces for the trim. There is no measurement given in the cut list because it will depend on the type of trim chosen. Cut the side pieces to fit and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then cut and secure the front.
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-TopAllie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Trim

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer box as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments. Cut the pieces for the drawer front. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.
Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Drawer BSAllie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Drawer FBAllie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Drawer Front

Step Ten

Cut the pieces for the doors. Cut a 45° miter in each end of each piece, and drill one pocket hole in each end of each piece making sure the pocket holes in the rails and corresponding stiles do not interfere with each other! also, make sure the pocket holes will not interfere with the router bit when cutting the rabbet for the center panels. Assemble the doors using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Use a router and a 1/4″ rabbeting bit to cut a rabbet for the 1/4″ plywood or Plexiglas panels to fit into. Secure the panel into the opening using glue or adhesive such as Liquid Nails or Go 2. Install the hinges on the doors, then install the doors in the cabinet. Install a magnetic catch for each door. Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Doors 1Allie Armoire Cabinet Plans-Doors 2Finish as desired! This armoire cabinet would be great in so many spaces – the kitchen, a bathroom, in a craft room, or a bedroom with the shelving in the long cabinet replaced with a short rod for hangers! Awesome! Have questions about the Allie armoire cabinet plans? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




Build Alan’s Larder Cabinet

Free Plans to Build Alan’s Larder Cabinet

I was contacted by Alan, who lives in Dublin, Ireland (awesome!!) asking if I could create a plan for a Larder cabinet he saw. This is a really cool cabinet! The plans to build Alans’s Larder Cabinet feature two upper doors with two larger refrigerator-type doors on the bottom. the bottom area also features two drawers, divided cubbies perfect for wine storage, two drawers, and plenty of shelf space for pantry items. There are also spacious shelves on the doors! The upper cabinet will be perfect for stashing appliances that aren’t used very often. This is a great cabinet that will fit into any decor!

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Copy

Materials:

  • 1″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 6 sets of hinges
  • 2 sets of 14″ drawer slides
  • Cabinet pulls for the doors as well as the drawers
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 4 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 6 – 1×3 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×6 at 2′
  • 4 – 1×6 at 8′
  • 2 – 1×8 at 6′
  • 4 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 2 –  sheets of 1/2″ plywood
  • 3 – sheets of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 77-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 22″ x 74-3/4″ – Side Panels
  • 3 – 1×2 at 36″ – Front Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 24-1/4″ x 36″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 36″ x 74″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 36 – Lower shelf
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 23-1/2″ x 36″ – Upper shelf
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 44-1/4″ – Divider
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 17-5/8″ – Smaller Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 25-1/2″ x 40″ – Top
  • 7 – 1/2″ plywood at 13″ x 16-1/2″ – Cubby Dividers
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 36″ – Cubby Dividers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 15-1/8″ – Drawer Bottoms
  • 4 – 1×8 at 12-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 4 – 1×8 at 16-5/8″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 8-3/4″ x 17-3/8″ – Drawer Fronts
  • 4 – 1×3 at 12-13/16 – Upper Door Frames
  • 4 – 1×3 at 12-3/4″ – Upper Door Frames
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 7-3/4″ x 12-13/16″ – Upper Door Panels
  • 4 – 1×3 at 12-13/16″ – Lower Door Frames
  • 4 – 1×3 at 57-3/4″ – Lower Door Frames
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 12-13/16″ x 52-3/4″ – Lower Door Panels
  • 4 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-1/2″ wide) at 54-1/4″ – Inner Door Frames
  • 10 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-1/2″ wide) at 14-5/16″ – Inner Door Frames
  • 16 – 1×2 at 14-5/16″ Inner Door Front Braces

 plans build alans larder cabinet

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the side panels. with the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each long edge of the side panels. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panels will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the front stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Front Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the bottom. Drill pocket holes in each side edge as well as the front edge. Secure to the side panels and the lower front stretcher using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top face of the bottom piece will be flush with the top edge of the stretcher.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Bottom

Step Four

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure to the back legs and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the back piece will be flush with the back face of the legs.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Back

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the upper and lower shelves. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the upper shelf (the wider piece), and the sides and back of the lower shelf. Position the shelves as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The bottom of the upper shelf will be flush with the bottom edge of the middle stretcher.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Shelves

Step Six

Cut the piece for the divider. Drill pocket holes in each shorter edge as well as one long edge (the back). Secure to the lower shelf, back, and bottom of the upper shelf using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Divider

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the smaller shelves. Drill pocket holes in the sides and the back edge. Position as shown then secure to the divider, sides, and back using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Smaller Shelves

Step Eight

Cut the piece for the top. The sides and front of the top piece will overhang by 1/2″. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the back. Secure the sides and front using 1-1/4″ brad nails.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Top

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the cubby dividers. Cut the notches as shown using a jigsaw. Assemble the dividers as shown, then insert into the cabinet. Secure in place using 1-1/4″ brad nails through the sides, top, and bottom.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Cubbies 1

plans build alans larder cabinet_Cubbies 2

plans build alans larder cabinet_Cubbies 3Step Ten

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer box as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_DrawerBS

plans build alans larder cabinet_DrawerFBStep Eleven

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.

plans build alans larder cabinet_Drawers

Step Twelve

Cut the pieces for the door frames and panels. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Set the Kreg jig for 1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the panels. Secure the shorter frame pieces to the panels using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws. Secure each panel assembly to the longer frame pieces using glue and the appropriate pocket hole screw for the material thickness. Use 1″ pocket hole screws through the panels, and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the shorter frame pieces. Install the hinges on the doors. Install the upper doors only at this point.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Upper Doors 1

plans build alans larder cabinet_Door Framesplans build alans larder cabinet_Upper Doors 2Step Thirteen

Cut the pieces for the inner door frames. Set the pocket hole jig back to 3/4″ material, and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter frame pieces, as well as one long edge of each longer frame piece. Assemble the frames as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, then attach the frames to the inside of the lower doors using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Cut the 1×2 pieces for the inner frame braces. Position as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Install the doors in the cabinet. Drill holes for the cabinet pulls, and install the pulls on the doors.

 plans build alans larder cabinet_Doors1

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This is really the greatest cabinet and I plan on using the plans to build Alan’s Larder Cabinet to build one for myself. It would be a great addition to my kitchen and my pantry items would be fabulously organized! Questions about the plan? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




Build a Dish Pantry

Free-Standing DIY Pantry/Armoire Plans

I love using an armoire or pantry in the kitchen. I repurposed a large one that used to house my TV to put in my kitchen. I think it adds a nice balance to the refrigerator… Anyhoo, these DIY pantry/armoire plans feature eight drawers (with notches in the fronts), three shelves and glass doors so there is plenty of room for storage!

diy pantry armoire plans_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 2″ screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 8 – 14″ Drawer slides
  • 2 sets of non-morise hinges
  • Cabinet pulls for the doors
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 7 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 6 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 3 sheets of 3/4″ plywood (PureBond would be an excellent choice!)
  • Glass or Plexiglas cut to fit door frame openings

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 81-3/4″ – Sides
  • 2 – 1×2 at 15″ – Bottom Side Frame
  • 8 – 1×2 at 45″ – Bottom Stretchers & Shelf Frames
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 45″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 45″ x 77″ – Back
  • 1 – 1×3 at 45″ – Upper Front Stretcher
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 32-3/4″ – Lower Divider
  • 6 – 1×2 at 22-1/8″ – Lower Stretchers
  • 6 – 1×2 at 13-1/2″ – Shelf Frames
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 45″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/2″ x 48-1/2″ – Top
  • 2 – 1×2 at 16-1/2″ – Top Trim
  • 1 – 1×2 at 48″ – Top Trim
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 4″ x 16-1/2″ – Lower Trim
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 4″ x 48″ – Lower Trim
  • 8 – 3/4″ plywood at 13-1/4″ x 19-5/8″ – Drawer Bottoms
  • 16 – 3/4″ plywood at 7″ x 13-1/4″ – Drawer Sides
  • 8 – 3/4″ plywood at 7″ x 21-1/8″ – Drawer Backs
  • 8 – 3/4″ plywood at 7″ x 21-7/8″ – Drawer Fronts
  • 6 – 1×3 at 17-1/4″ – Door Frame Rails
  • 4 – 1×3 at 74-1/4″ – Door Frame Stiles

diy pantry armoire plans

Notes:

If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly. Strips of plywood at 1-1/2″ and 2-1/2″ can be cut from the plywood as an alternative to using 1×2 and 1×3 lumber. This will keep the entire wood species of the project cohesive.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides and the bottom frame sides. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in the top edge of each side piece. Position the framing piece as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the bottom frame stretchers. Secure to the side framing pieces using glue and countersunk 2″ screws.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Bottom Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the bottom. Secure to the bottom frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Bottom

Step Four

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Position the back as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Back

Step Five

Cut the piece for the upper stretcher and drill pocket holes in each end.  Position as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Front Stretchers

Step Six

Cut the piece for the divider. Cut the notches using a jigsaw, and drill pocket holes in the top and bottom edges. Position as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Drive a few 1-1/4″ brad nails through the back into the divider for extra security.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Lower Divider 1

diy pantry armoire plans_Lower Divider 2

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the lower front stretchers and drill pocket holes at each end. Position as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Lower Stretchers

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the shelf framing. Begin by attaching the back piece to the back of the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Secure the sides, flush and level with the back framing pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Attach the front frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Shelf Frames 1

diy pantry armoire plans_Shelf Frames 2

 

diy pantry armoire plans_Shelf Frames 3

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Secure to the framing using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Insert a few 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the top of the divider into the lowest shelf.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Shelves

Step Ten

Cut the piece for the top. The front and sides will over hang by 1″. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Top

Step Eleven

Cut the pieces for the upper and lower trim. Draw curves on the lower trim pieces and cut with a jigsaw, if desired. Secure the side pieces of the trim first using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then secure the front pieces.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Top Trim

diy pantry armoire plans_Lower Trim

Step Twelve

Cut the pieces for the drawers. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Cut the notches in the front pieces using a jigsaw or a band saw. The fronts will overlap the drawer boxes by 3/8″ on each side. Assemble the drawer box as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Drawer BS

diy pantry armoire plans_Drawer FB

Step Thirteen

Cut the pieces for the door frames. Drill pocke tholes in each end of the rail pieces, then assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Use a router and a 3/8″ rabbeting bit to cut a 1/4″ deep x 3/8″ wide rabbet in each frame opening. Chisel the corners square then secure the glass or Plexiglas in the openings using a bit of silicone. Install the hinges on the doors, then install the doors in the cabinet.

 diy pantry armoire plans_Doors 1

diy pantry armoire plans_Doors 2

These DIY pantry/armoire plans will have you building a gorgeous piece of furniture in no time! Have a request for plans or need help with a project? Let me know – I’m always here to help! Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!




Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Large Armoire

Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Large Armoire

An armoire is the perfect storage for so many areas of the home… It can be used to store linens or clothing, used as a media center, or as a pantry like I do in my home! My armoire has certainly seen better days and if I build a new one, these free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire will fit the bill perfectly! This plan features a drawer at the bottom and three shelves concealed behind two doors which are also blank slates for a fabulous finish! The top and bottom pieces are plywood edged with plain, off-the-shelf lumber so a decorative edge can be routed. PureBond plywood would be perfect for this project!!

free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Copy

Materials:

  • 1″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 1 set of 20″ drawer slides
  • 4 – 4″ furniture legs with mounting plates OR 4 – 2×2 at 4″ with 8 – 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 3 cabinet pulls
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

  • 10 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×3 at 4′
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 2×4 at 8′
  • 1 sheet of 1/2″ plywood
  • 2 sheets of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 half sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×4 at 43-1/2″ – Base
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-3/4″ x 23-1/2″ – Base Sides
  • 2 – 1×2 at 12-3/4″ – Lower Front Frame
  • 3 – 1×2 at 40-1/2″ – Lower Front Frame & Upper Front Frame Bottom
  • 4 – 1×2 at 22-3/4″ – Bottom & Top Side Edges
  • 2 – 1×2 at 46-1/2″ – Bottom & Top Front Edges
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 22″ x 43-1/2″ – Bottom Panel
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 23-1/2″ x 64-3/4″ – Upper Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 43-1/2″ x 76-3/4″ – Back Panel
  • 1 – 1×3 (ripped to 1-3/4″ wide) at 40-1/2″ – Upper Front Frame Top
  • 2 – 1×2 at 64-3/4″ – Upper Front Frame Sides
  • 1 – 1×2 at 61-1/2″ – Upper Front Frame Divider
  • 4 – 1×2 at 22″ – Shelf Supports
  • 2 – 2×2 at 22″ – Shelf Supports
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 22″ x 43-1/2″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 22-3/4″ x 43-1/2″ – Top
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18-1/2″ x 38″ – Drawer Box Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/2″ x 39-1/2″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 2 – 2×2 at 22″ – Drawer Slide Spacers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 9-1/2″ x 40-1/4″ – Drawer Front
  • 4 – 1×2 at 16-1/4″ – Door Frame Rails
  • 4 – 1×2 at 61-1/4″ – Door Frame Stiles
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 16-1/4″ x 58-1/4″ – Door Panels

free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the base and lower sides. If using furniture legs and mounting plates, attach the plates to the bottom of the 2×4 pieces according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then attach the legs. If using 2×2 pieces, drill pocket holes in one end only of each piece, then attach to the 2×4 pieces using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Attach the side pieces to the 2×4 pieces as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. The front 2×4 will be located 3/4″ back from the front edge of the side to allow for the lower front frame.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Base 

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the lower front frame and drill pocket holes in each end of the longer pieces. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Attach the frame to the front of the base securing with glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

 free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Lower Front Frame 1

free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Lower Front Frame 2

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the bottom and the bottom frame then drill pocket holes in three edges only (one longer edge will not have pocket holes drilled into it).  Attach the side pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Note that the side pieces will be 3/4″ longer than the side edges of the panel. (This allows for the back.) Attach the front edge piece using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Rout a decorative edge along the frame pieces using a router and a decorative bit. Secure the bottom to the base using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. The back edge of the side frame pieces will be flush with the back edge of the lower sides. (The front and sides will overhang by 3/4″.)

 free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Bottom 1free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Bottom 2free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Bottom 3

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the upper sides and drill pocket holes in each shorter edge. Attach the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws locating the pieces 3/4″ away from the front edge (so the back edge is flush with the lower frame pieces) and 3/4″ from each side.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Upper Sides

Step Five

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in all four edge. Position the back as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Back

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the front frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces, as well as the divider. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Orient the frame with the 1-3/4″ piece at the top then attach the frame to the front using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the sides into the frame. (The bottom edge of the frame will just be glued in place.)

 free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Front Frame 1free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Front Frame 2

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the shelf supports and the shelves. It will be easier to install the lower supports then the lower shelf first, then continue with the upper supports and shelf. Position the supports as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the front frame and back into the ends of the pieces. The shelves will be positioned on the supports then secured using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

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free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Shelf Supports 2free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Shelves 2Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the top and the top frame then drill pocket holes in three edges only (one longer edge will not have pocket holes drilled into it).  Attach the side pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.  Attach the front edge piece using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Rout a decorative edge along the frame pieces using a router and a decorative bit. Secure the top to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws from underneath. The front and sides will overlap by 3/4″.

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Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the drawer slide supports. Position as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the lower sides, lower front frame, and back.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Drawer Slide Spacers

Step Ten

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer slides, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

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Step Eleven

Cut the piece for the drawer front. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the drawer front. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here. Make any necessary adjustments, then install the cabinet pull.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Drawer Front

Step Twelve

Cut the pieces for the doors. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the panel pieces, as well as each end of the door frame rails. Attach the rails to the panels with the back edges flush then secure using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws. Attach the stiles using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws through the panel and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the rails. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the doors. Install the hinges on the doors, then install the doors in the cabinet.

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free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire_Doors 2Finish as desired!

The free DIY woodworking plans to build a large armoire are so easy! Even though the armoire is large, this should still be a relatively quick build!

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