This step by step diy woodworking project is about simple desk hutch plans. If you want to learn more about building a basic hutch for your rustic desk, pay attention to the following instructions. 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.
Projects made from these plans
Simple Desk Hutch Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 29 1/4″ long SIDES
- B – 1 piece of 1×12 lumber – 48″ long FRAME
- C – 1 piece of 1×3 – 46 1/2″ long SUPPORT
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 30″ x 48″ long BACK
- E – 3 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 8″ long PARTITIONS
- F – 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 49 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 12 1/2″ long TRIMS
- Part 1: Desk Plans
- Part 2: Desk Hutch Plans
Building a desk hutch
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the desk hutch. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 1×12 lumber or hardwood plywood. Cut the components at the right size and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Make sure you align the edges with attention and you check if the corners are right-angled. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Next, you have to fit the shelf to the structure, as well as the support to the bottom of the hutch. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components, make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints, before inserting the screws.
Continue the woodworking project by fitting the partitions to the top of the hutch. Cut the partitions at the right size out of 1×12 lumber. Drill pocket holes along the top and bottom edges. Fit the partitions into place and make sure they are equally-spaced.
Attaching the back to the desk hutch is the next step of the indoor woodworking project. Therefore, cut a piece of 1/4″ plywood and attach it to the back of the desk hutch. Make sure the corners are square and the edges are perfectly flush before securing the components together.
Drive 3/4′ finishing screws through the back into the frame and leave no gaps between the components. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are flush. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
One of the last steps of the project is to attach the 1×2 trims to the top of the hutch. Cut the components at the right size and make the joints at 45 degrees. Secure the trims to the hutch using finishing nails and waterproof glue. Leave no gaps between the components. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
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. Drill pocket holes and insert screws to secure the hutch.
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