This step by step diy woodworking project is about corner hutch plans for twin beds. This article featured detailed plans for building a beautiful corner hutch with storage for two twin sized bed frames. Work with good judgement and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the related plans, as there are many designs and woodworking projects to select from.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
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Corner Hutch Plans
- A – 8 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 29″ long, 4 pieces – 40 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 37 1/4″ long FRAME
- B – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 32″x40 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 32″x40 1/4″ long WALLS
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 40 1/2″x40 1/2″ long TOPS
- D – 1 piece of 1×16 lumber – 40 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 39 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 39 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 19 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
Building a corner hutch for twin storage beds
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame for the wooden box. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×2 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and secure them together using 2 1/2″ screws.
Make sure the edges are flush and the corners are perfectly square. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Repeat the process for the other frame.
The next step of the project is to assemble the box for the corner hutch. Therefore, add the rest of the components in order to build the wooden box, as described in the diagram. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws. You could use either pocket or pilot holes.
Attach 1/4″ plywood to the exposed exterior walls, as in the diagram. Cut the components at the appropriate size and secure them to the frames with finishing nails and glue. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the edges are flush. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Continue the project by fitting the 3/4″ plywood sheet to the top of the box, as described in the image. Align the sheet with great attention and secure it into place using waterproof glue and finishing nails.
Build the exterior components for the storage compartment out of 1×16 lumber or out of 2/4″ hardwood plywood. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a circular saw. Make sure the blade of the saw goes exactly over the lines, for a professional result.
Smooth the cut edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues before drill pocket holes along the bottom and vertical (the long one) edges.
Lay the components to the box, making sure the edges are perfectly flush one with another. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the components into place. Leave no gaps between the components and add glue to enhance the bond of the joints.
In order to enhance the look and to add storage space to the hutch, we recommend you to fit 1×8 partitions to the structure, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to a create rigid and durable bond between the components. Make sure the corners are right-angled before fitting the screws into place.
Building the tabletops for the structure is a complex project as it requires accurate measurements and the use of professional tools. Draw the cut lines with a pencil over the plywood sheet and get the job done with a jigsaw for the curved cuts and a circular saw for the straight cuts.
Fit the components into place and add glue to the joints. Make sure the edges are flush and leave no gaps between the components. In addition, insert finishing nails to create rigid joints.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the stand from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Fit the corner hutch to the room and attach the twin storage beds.
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