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Free Furniture Plans to Build a Hutch for a Desk

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Here are the plans for the custom desk hutch. By changing the length or depth, it can be made to fit any desk or table! Also, a few more shelves can be added if desired!

Click on each picture to enlarge… If you have any questions, please let me know!

Until next time,

Happy Creating!

Build a Hutch for a Desk

Materials:

  • One sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • Half sheet of 1/4″ plywood, lauan, or hardboard
  • Edge banding for the exposed edges of the plywood
  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Glue
  • Sandpaper (80, 120, 220 grits)
  • Stain or paint and sealer

 

Tools:

  • Saw – Table, circular or jig
  • Kreg jig
  • Drill
  • Hole saw or paddle bit
  • Brad nailer
  • Sander
  • Household iron

Cut List:

  • Two – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 23″ – Inner Sides
  • One – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 31″ – Lower Shelf
  • One – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 46-1/2″ – Upper Shelf
  • Two – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 29″ – Outer Sides
  • Two – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 7″ – Cubby Shelves
  • One – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 48″ – Top
  • One – 1/4″ plywood at 29-3/4″ x 48″ – Back

 

Edge banding should be applied to all exposed edges of plywood before assembly. For a tutorial, click here.

1. Cut the pieces for the lower shelf and the inner sides. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shelf as well as one end of each inner side. Attach at the spacing shown in the drawing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket holes.

2. Cut the pieces for the upper shelf. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the inner sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the pocket holes in the inner sides into the shelf.

3. Cut the pieces for the outer sides. Drill pocket holes in one end of each piece. Attach as shown in the drawing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the pocket holes in the upper shelf into the outer sides.

4. Cut the pieces for the cubby shelves. Attach to the hutch as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the sides into the cubby shelves.

5. Cut the pieces for the top. Attach to the hutch using 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the pocket holes in the outer sides into the top.

6. Cut the piece as shown for the back. Attach to the hutch using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Bore holes for electronics using a hole saw or  paddle bit, if desired.

 

** Please note – these plans are designed and created by me. They are not to be sold without express written consent from me. They can be shared on any site as long as they are credited back to me!

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