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Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off

Here are plans for another easy cabinet that can be used for entertaining, especially with the holidays coming up! It could also be used as a media cabinet… The free plans to build a TCD Sheffield cabinet knock-off feature one large drawer and two doors with a shelf behind them. This piece is a great beginner project!

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off_Copy

Lumber:

  • 1 – 2×2 at 4’
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6’
  • 3 – 1×2 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×6 at 8’
  • Half sheet of ¼” plywood
  • One sheet of ¾” plywood

Materials:

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 35-1/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 1×2 at 15” – Side Frames
  • 2- ¾” plywood at 15” x 25-1/4” – Side Panels
  • 5 – 1×2 at 37” – Front & Back Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×2 at 23-3/4” – Door Frame
  • 1 – 1×2 at 15-1/4” – Front Divider
  • 1 – 1×2 at 34” – Front Divider
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 15-3/4” x 37” – Shelves
  • 1 – ¼” plywood at 26-3/8” x 38-1/2” – Back
  • 2 – 2×2 at 17-1/4” – Drawer Slide Supports
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-3/4” x 41” – Top
  • 2 – 1×6 at 12-1/2” – Drawer Box
  • 2 -1×6 at 33-1/2” – Drawer Box
  • 1 – ¼” plywood at 14” x 33” – Drawer Bottom
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 6-3/4” x 33-3/4” – Drawer Front
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 15” x 16” – Doors

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off

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Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs, side frames, and side panels. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces, as well as the panels. Attach the frame pieces to the top and bottom of the panels using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back side of the panel will be flush with the inside face of the frame pieces.

Attach the panel assembly to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the front and back stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end of these pieces and attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Front Stretchers

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Back Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the front dividers and the door frame. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Attach the door frame pieces first, then attach the dividers.

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Side Dividers

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Front Dividers

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Attach to the stretchers as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back side of the upper shelf will be flush with the top of the corresponding front stretcher. Orient the pocket holes so they face up and will be hidden by the drawer.

The back side of the lower shelf will be flush with the bottom of the corresponding front stretcher. Orient the pocket holes so they face down.

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Shelves

Step Five

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

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Back

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the drawer slide supports. Attach to the sides on the upper shelf using glue and 1-1/4″ countersunk screws through the supports into the sides.

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Drawer Spacer

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the top into the side frames and upper stretchers.

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Top

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer boxes as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Secure the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. 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.

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Drawer Box
Step Nine

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.

 Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Drawer Front

Step Ten

Cut the pieces for the doors. There will be a 1/8″ gap around the sides, top, and bottom of the doors, as well as in the center. Install the hinges according the the manufacturer’s instructions.

Free Plans to Build a TCD Sheffield Cabinet Knock-Off Doors

Finish as desired.

This plain and simple cabinet can be finished any way you choose and would be really awesome using the glue-resist technique on the doors! Have any questions about the free plans to build a TCD Sheffield cabinet knock-off? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

Originally posted 2012-09-27 08:00:48.

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