Plans to Build a Stash Chest

Free Plans for an Easy to Build Chest Inspired by CB2

Today’s plans are for a really versatile chest. It can be used in a bedroom, a family room for media storage, for tool storage, etc. The free plans to build a CB2 inspired Stash chest feature three drawers and a lower cabinet with doors, and the possibilities for customizing the doors are endless! My thinking is that they can be painted with chalkboard paint for notes or for the kiddos to decorate with their artwork!

Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest

CB2 Inspired Stash Chest

Materials:

Lumber:

  • 1 – 2×2 at 3′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8′
  • One sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • Scraps of 1/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 6″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×2 at 13″ – Base Frame
  • 2 – 1×2 at 26-1/2″ – Base Frame
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 31-1/2″ – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 36″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 30″ x 36″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-1/2″ x 30″ – Shelf
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 8″ x 16-1/2″ – Drawer Slide Divider
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12″ x 15-1/4″ – Smaller Drawer Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/4″ x 27-1/2″ – Larger Drawer Bottom
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 8″ x 15-1/4″ – Drawer Sides
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 8″ x 13-1/2″ – Smaller Drawer Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 8″ x 29″ – Larger Drawer Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 8″ x 14-3/4″ – Smaller Drawer Fronts
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 8″ x 29-3/4″ – Larger Drawer Fronts
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-13/16″ x 19-1/2″ – Doors
  • 5 – 1/4″ plywood at 2″ x 5″ – Drawer Notch Back

 Click on the drawings to enlarge them!

Step One

If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the base. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Base Frame

Step Two

Cut the piece for the bottom. Position on the base as shown and secure with countersunk 1-1/4″ screws through the bottom into the frame.

 Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Bottom

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the sides. Drill pocket holes in each of the shorter ends. Attach to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Sides

Step Four

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes as shown, then attach to the sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Back

Step Five

Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the cabinet using glue and pocket hole screws through the holes drilled in the sides and back into the underside of the top.

 Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Top

Step Six

Cut the piece for the shelf. Drill pocket holes in three edges. Attach to the cabinet as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The shelf will be positioned 3/4″ back from the front edge to allow for the doors.

Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Shelf

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the drawer slide divider. Drill pocket holes in the top and back edges as shown. Position the piece 3/4″ back from the front edge and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Slide Support

Step Eight

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. Cut 1-1/2″ x 4″ notches in the center of each drawer front and cover with a 1/4″ x 2″ x 5″ piece of plywood using glue and 1/2″ screws. Assemble the drawer boxes as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The fronts of the smaller drawers will overlap the drawer boxes by 3/8″ on one side and 3/4″ on the other to allow for the drawer slide divider. There will be a left and a right drawer with the 3/4″ overlap in the center. The larger drawer will overlap the drawer boxes by 3/8″ on each side.

Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Drawer BS

Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Drawer FB

Install the cabinet side drawers slides at the measurements indicated – 4-1/8″ down from the underside of the top for the upper drawers, and 12-1/4″ down from the underside of the top for the lower drawer. The drawer side hardware will be located at the center of the drawer side. Make any necessary adjustments. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the drawer fronts as well as in between the two smaller drawers.

 Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Drawer Fronts

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the doors. Cut the notch as shown and back each notch with a 1/4″ x 2″ x 5″ piece of plywood. Attach the hinges to the doors, then install in the cabinet and make any necessary adjustments.

 Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Doors 1

Free Plans to Build a CB2 Inspired Stash Chest_Doors 2

Finish as desired!

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Originally posted 2013-01-04 08:00:16.