A Fabulous Bookcase to Add to the Holly Collection

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase

Previously, I have posted plans in the Holly Collection for a dining table, a dining chair, a bench, and a console table. The DIY plans to build a Holly Bookcase feature the same inset aprons as the other pieces, as well as three shelves. This bookcase is easy to build, and can be completed in a weekend!

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 1-1/4″ screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 5 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 8 – 3/4″ square dowels at 4′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 39-1/4″ – Legs
  • 6 – 1×2 at 11″ – Side Framing
  • 4 – 3/4″ square dowels at 11″ – Side Framing
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 35-1/2″ – Side Panels
  • 4 – 1×2 at 27″ – Stretchers
  • 4 – 3/4″ square dowels at 27″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 27″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 27″ x 35-1/2″ – Back
  • 4 – 1×2 at 10-1/4″ – Shelf Framing
  • 4 – 1×2 at 27″ – Shelf Framing
  • 2 – 3/4″ square dowels at 27″ – Shelf Framing
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 27″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 30″ – Top

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase

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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 side framing. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill one pocket hole in each end of the 1×2 pieces. Locate each pocket hole toward one long edge (the back). Place a 3/4″ dowel piece on the face of four of the 1×2 pieces opposite the pocket holes. The dowel pieces will be flush with the back edges of the 1×2 pieces. Secure the dowels in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

On two of the framing assemblies, position the remaining 1×2 pieces on top of the dowels with the pocket holes facing up and the back edges flush. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Secure the framing assemblies to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The lower framing pieces will have two 1×2 pieces with a square dowel in the center while the upper framing pieces will have one 1×2 with a dowel on top of it.

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

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Side Stretchers

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Drill one pocket hole at each end located at the back edge of each 1×2 piece. Secure a 3/4″ square dowel to the opposite face at the back edge using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Secure the assemblies to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the piece for the bottom. Drill pocket holes in each of the shorter ends. Position the bottom piece on the lower stretchers, securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the bottom into the stretchers. Secure the sides of the bottom using 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Bottom

Step Four

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

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Back

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the shelf framing. Attach a 3/4″ dowel to the back edge of two of the longer 1×2 pieces. (This will be the front of the frame.) Drill two pocket holes in one end of the shorter pieces, and one pocket hole in the other end, treating each shorter piece as s left and a right. Assemble the frame as shown, using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Insert a 1-1/4″ brad nails through the 3/4″ dowels into the end of the side framing where there is no pocket hole.

Position the frames inside the cabinet, securing to the sides and back using 1-1/4″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Shelf Frames 1

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Shelf Frames 2

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Position the shelves on the shelf frames, securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Shelves

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the top. Position the top as shown (there will be no overhang), securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Holly Bookcase_Top

Finish as desired.

The DIY plans to build a Holly bookcase are the perfect plans for those new to woodworking. The bookcase would look great in any decor, and can be finished in a variety of ways! Have any questions about the plans? Leave a comment below!




A Quick and Easy Bookshelf to Build

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf

Need a new bookshelf? The DIY plans to build a Kase Bookshelf feature three shelves, a face frame, legs, and the bookshelf is constructed out of off-the-shelf lumber! This is the perfect plan for those new to woodworking and the bookshelf will fit into any space!

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 2-1/2″ screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 1×12 at 8′
  • 1 – 3×3 posts at 2′
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 1×12 at 42-3/4″ – Sides
  • 3 – 1×12 at- 22-1/2″ – Bottom & Shelves
  • 1 – 1×12 at 24″ – Top
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 23-1/2″ x 42-1/4″ – Back
  • 4 – 3×3 posts at 4-3/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×2 at 24″ – Front Frame
  • 2 – 1×2 at 43-1/2″ – Front Frame

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf

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Step One

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

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf_Sides & Shelves

Step Two

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

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf_Top

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the back. Secure the back to the sides, shelves, and top using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf_Back

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the legs. Position the legs under the bottom (up against the sides) securing in place using glue and 2-1/2″ screws through the bottom into the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf_Legs

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the front frame. Cut 45° miters in each end of each piece. Drill a pocket hole in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. A router and a decorative bit can be used to cut the inside and outside edges of the frame!

Secure the frame to the front of the bookshelf using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf_Front Frame 1

DIY Plans to Build a Kase Bookshelf_Front Frame

Finish as desired!

This bookshelf is the perfect piece for any room – a kid’s room (or an adult room!), a living room, home office, or even a den! have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Kase Bookshelf? Leave a comment below!




A Beautiful Bookcase with Lots of Storage Space

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase

This bookcase is full of style and function… The DIY plans to build a Bombay Bookcase feature three large shelves plus three doors which equal plenty of space to display and store a variety of items! The bookcase is an easy to build piece and is very inexpensive!

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Copy

Materials:

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

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-1/4″ x 79-1/4″ – Sides
  • 5 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-1/4″ x 32-1/2″ – Shelves
  • 2 – 1×4 (ripped to 2-3/4″ wide) at 32-1/2″ – Kick Plates
  • 2 – 1×2 at 79-1/4″ – Face Frame
  • 3 – 1×2 at 31″ – Face Frame
  • 2 – 1×4 at 31″ – Face Frame
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/4″ x 35″ – Top
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 33-1/4″ x 76-7/8″ – Back Panel
  • 6 – 1×2 at 14-1/4″ – Drawer Slide Spacers
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 28-1/2″ – Drawer Box Bottoms
  • 6 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-1/2″ wide) at 12-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 6 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-1/2″ wide) at 30″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-1/4″ x 30-3/4″ – Drawer Fronts
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-3/8″ x 30-3/4″ – Drawer Front

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase

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

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Sides & Shelves

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the kick plates. Position the kick plates under the bottom shelf securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Kick Plate

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the front frame. Cut the arch in the upper frame piece using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Position the frame on the front of the bookcase. Note that the top of two of the framing pieces will line up with two of the shelves. Secure the frame in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Front Frame 1

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Front Frame 2

Step Four

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

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Top

Step Five

Cut the piece for the back. Mark the position of the shelves on the back. Secure the back to the sides and the shelves using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Back

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the drawer slide spacers. The spacers will be positioned on the sides above each 1×2 framing piece. Secure the spacers in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Spacers

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the drawer box 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 Bombay Bookcase_Drawer BS

DIY Plans to Build a Bombay Bookcase_Drawer FB

Step Eight

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 Bombay Bookcase_Drawer Fronts

Finish as desired.

This bookcase would be an amazing addition to any room, especially if built in a pair or a multiple to fill the wall of a large room! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Bombay Bookcase? Leave a comment below!




An Easy to Build Triple-Duty Bookcase

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider

This bookcase, as easy to build as it is, does triple duty… Not only is it a bookcase open on both sides, but it can be a room divider and has storage! The DIY plans to build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider feature three bins on the bottom, divided shelves, and full face frames on each side of the bookcase.This bookcase is an economical build, too, using the most of each sheet of plywood with little waste!

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
  • Paste wax

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-7/8″ x 73-3/4″ – Bookcase Sides
  • 5 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-7/8″ x 47-1/4″ – Bookcase Shelves
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-7/8″ x 19″ – Dividers
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-7/8″ x 12-1/4″ – Dividers
  • 12 – 1×2 at 18-1/4″ – Face Frames
  • 4 – 1×2 at 11-1/2″ – Face Frames
  • 10 – 1×2 at 45-3/4″ – Face Frames
  • 4 – 1×2 at 73-3/4″ – Face Frames
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 11-7/8″ – Bin Bottoms
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-3/8″ x 11-7/8″ – Bin Sides
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-3/8″ x 14″ – Bin Front & Back

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides and shelves. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the shelf pieces. Secure the shelves to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Note that the bottom shelf will be located 3/4″ up from the bottom edge of the sides.

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Sides & Shelves

Step Two

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

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Dividers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the face frames. Drill pocket holes in each end of each piece except for the longest side pieces. Assemble the frames as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Position the face frames on each side of the bookcase. The vertical framing pieces will be centered on the dividers while the horizontal pieces will be flush with the top face of the shelves. The outer edges of the frames will be flush with the outer faces of the bookcase. Secure the frames in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Frame 1

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Frame 2

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the bins. Cut the notches in the front and back pieces using a jigsaw. Secure the sides to the bottom first, using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then secure the front and back.

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Drawer Front

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Drawer BS

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Drawer FB

DIY Plans to Build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider_Bins

Finish as desired. Apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of the bins to allow them to slide smoothly in the openings.

This bookcase would be a great way to separate two spaces yet keep everything organized and in easy reach! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Reclaimed Bookcase Divider? Leave a comment below!




A Bookcase with Legs and Lots of Style

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase

Need a bookcase? The DIY plans to build a Daisy Bookcase features three divided shelves with a drawer, all on a base with legs leaving room for a storage basket or crate underneath. The plans are really easy – perfect for those new to woodworking – and the build is quite inexpensive!

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Copy

Materials:

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

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 59-1/4″ – Sides
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 22-1/2″ – Shelves & Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 24″ – Top
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 19″ – Dividers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 13″ x 16″ – Drawer Shelf
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood 23-1/2″ x 59-1/2″ – Back
  • 4 – 2×2 at 12″ – Base Legs
  • 3 – 2×2 at 13″ – Base Frame
  • 2 – 2×2 at 21″ – Base Frame
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 10-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ – Drawer Box Bottom
  • 2 – 1×6 at 12-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 2 – 1×6 at 12″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-3/4″ x 12-3/4″ – Drawer Front

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase

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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, shelves, and bottom. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in the side edges of the shelves and the bottom. Secure the pieces to the sides as shown, using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Sides & Shelves

Step Two

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

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Top

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the dividers and drill pocket holes in the top and bottom edges of each piece. Secure the dividers to the shelves and the top as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Dividers

Step Four

Cut the piece for the drawer shelf and drill pocket holes in the side edges. Secure the drawer shelf to the side and lower dividers as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Drawer Shelf

Step Five

Cut the piece for the back. Center the piece on the back edges of the sides, shelves, bottom, and top, securing in place with glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Back

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the base frame. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the framing pieces. Assemble the base frame as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Stand the base frame upright and apply glue to the top edges of the framing pieces. Position the bookcase on top of the base then secure the bookcase to the base using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Base 1

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Base 2

Step Seven

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 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 sides. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Drawer BS

DIY Plans to Build a Daisy Bookcase_Drawer FB

Step Eight

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 Daisy Bookcase_Drawer Front

Finish as desired.

The bookcase would be a great addition to a mudroom or entryway to corral backpacks and shoes, and it would be equally at home in a kid’s room (properly secured to a wall, of course!) to hold books and toys. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Daisy Bookcase? Leave a comment below!




An Easy to Build Piece Specifically for Storage!

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby with Drawers

This Rolling Storage Cubby is the perfect piece for those who have a lot of books… or maybe DVDs! The DIY plans to make a Rolling Storage Cubby feature six large open cubbies and two drawers, plus locking casters on the bottom. This is an easy build that mainly uses straight off-the-shelf lumber and does not require drawer slides for the drawers making this the perfect plan for those new to woodworking!

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 4 – 4″ casters – two should be locking casters
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
  • Paste wax

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×6 at 6′
  • 3 – 1×12 at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 1×12 at 47-1/4″ – Sides
  • 5 – 1×12 at 22-1/2″ – Bottom & Shelves
  • 3 – 1×12 at 11-1/4″ – Dividers
  • 1 – 1×12 at 24″ – Top
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 23-1/2″ x 47-1/2″ – Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 9-3/4″ x 20-7/8″ – Drawer Bottoms
  • 4 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-3/4″” wide) at 9-3/4″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 4 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-3/4″” wide) at 22-3/8″ – Drawer Box Front & Back

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby

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Step One

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

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Sides & Bottom

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the dividers and the shelves. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shelves and the bottom edge only of each divider. Position the first divider on the bottom as indicated in the drawing then secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Position the lower shelf on top of the divider then secure the shelf to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Drive a few 1-1/4″ brad nails through the shelf into the top of the divider.

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Lower Divider

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Shelves 1

Step Three

Position the middle divider on the shelf as indicated in the drawing, securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Position the next shelf on top of the middle divider, securing the shelf to the sides and the middle divider in the same manner as the first shelf.

Install the next two shelves (no dividers) portioning them as indicated in the drawings. Secure to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Mid Divider

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Shelves 2

Step Four

Position the upper divider on the shelf as indicated in the drawing, securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Upper Divider

Step Five

Cut the piece for the top. Secure to the sides and upper divider using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Top

Step Six

Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back to the sides, top, bottom, shelves, and dividers using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Back

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Cut the notch in each drawer front using a jigsaw.

Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the drawer box bottom pieces, as well as each end of the sides. Secure the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Secure the drawer box front and back to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Drawers Fronts DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Drawers BS DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Drawers FB DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Drawers

Step Eight

Install the casters on the bottom of the cabinet according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

DIY Plans to Build a Rolling Storage Cubby_Casters

Finish as desired, then apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of each drawer to help them slide smoothly in the openings.

This would be a great piece in a kid’s bedroom, in a family room, or even in a mudroom or entryway to corral backpacks or shoes! The DIY plans to build a Rolling Storage cubby are pretty straightforward but if you have any questions, please leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!