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FREE DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet

Storage space is always at a premium, especially in our house! This little wall-mounted cabinet will be an excellent addition to any space! The DIY furniture plans to build a Pottery Barn inspired Newport wall cabinet feature lots of storage space with adjustable shelves, all in an easy to mount cabinet! The plans use straight off-the-shelf lumber and is assembled using countersunk screws for an easy to build weekend project!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Dimensions

Materials:

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 2 – 1×10 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×12 at 4′
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 1×10 at 28″ – Sides
  • 2 – 1×10 at 22-1/2″ – Top & Bottom
  • 1 – 1×10 at 24-1/2″ – Center Divider
  • 3 – 1×2 at 22-1/2″ – Front & Supports
  • 1 – 1×12 (ripped to 10-1/4″ wide) at 26″
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 23-1/4″ x 27-1/2″ – Back
  • 4 – 1×10 at 10-3/4″ – Shelves
  • 2 – 1×2 at 9-1/4″ – Upper Side Trim
  • 1 – 1×2 at 25-1/2″ – Upper Side Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 (ripped to 3/4″ wide) at 9-1/4″ – Lower Side Trim
  • 1 – 1×2 (ripped to 3/4″ wide) at 25-1/2″ – Lower Side Trim

Notes About the Project:

The screw-on keyhole hangers are optional and should be used in conjunction with auger anchors if there are no wall studs in the area where the cabinet will be hung. Otherwise, long screws can be driven through the upper and lower back supports into the wall studs.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet

Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides. Using the shelf pin jig, drill holes evenly spaced along the inside face of each side piece at about 3/8″ depth. A shelf pin jig is NOT required, but it does make it easier to drill the holes at a consistent depth!

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the top and bottom. Position the pieces on the sides (with the shelf pin holes facing in), securing the top and bottom using glue and countersunk 1-1/2″ screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Top & Bottom

Step Three

Cut the piece for the center divider and cut the notch using a jigsaw or a hand saw. Drill the holes for the shelf pins all the way through this piece, so that the holes are on both sides of the piece. Secure the divider to the top and bottom using glue and 1-1/2″ screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Center Divider

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Divider

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the front and supports. Secure the pieces to the sides, as shown in the drawings, using glue and countersunk 1-1/2″ screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Front

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Back Supports

Step Five

Cut the piece for the top. The front and sides of the top will overhang by 1″ – the back edge will be flush with the back of the cabinet. Secure the top in place using glue and countersunk 1-1/2″ screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Top

Step Six

Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back to the frame using 1″ brad nails.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Back

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Check the shelves for fit and trim as necessary. The actual width will depend on the profile of the shelf pins.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Shelves

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the upper and lower trim. Secure the side pieces first using glue and clamping until dry, then secure the front piece. Decorative trim with mitered corners can also be used but the pieces will have to be cut a little longer than the cut list states.

Fill all holes and finish the cabinet as desired.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Newport Wall Cabinet_Trim

To mount to the wall:

If wall studs are present in the area where the cabinet will be hung:

Drill countersunk holes directly through the supports and back piece, and drive 3″ screws through the cabinet and wall into the studs.

If wall studs are NOT present where the cabinet will be hung:

Install screw on keyhole hangers on the back. Install auger anchors with screws in the wall where the cabinet will be hung, and mount the cabinet.

This little cabinet would be perfect in a bathroom, a bedroom, a kitchen, or any other space where storage is needed. Plus, the cabinet can be finished however desired!

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