Desk with Hideaway Printer Storage

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jenwoodhouse added on 1/12/2016

This desk features a hideaway printer cabinet. A slide-out tray is tucked neatly behind a door with two faux drawer fronts. Two real drawers keep office supplies organized and out of the way.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Build the Printer Cabinet Carcass

Drill 3/4" pocket holes on the top and sides of the 3/4" plywood and attach it to the 2x2 legs with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Note that the plywood panels are flush to the interior edge of the legs.

2

Add the Desk Aprons and Legs

Drill 3/4" pocket holes into the 1x6s and 1x2s and attach to the printer cabinet carcass with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. All boards are flush to the interior edges of the legs.

3

Attach the Shelf

Drill 3/4" pocket holes around all underside edges of the 3/4" plywood shelf. Attach the shelf to the printer cabinet carcass with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Attach the 1x2 trim to the shelf with 1-1/4" pocket holes and wood glue.

4

Build the Printer Tray

Attach the 1x2 slide support to the right side of the printer cabinet carcass with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue. Build the tray by attaching the 1x2 back and sides to the 3/4" plywood bottom with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue. Install the drawer slides according to manufacturer's directions.

5

Add the Printer Cabinet Door

Route a 1/8" deep groove into the 3/4" plywood door to mimic two faux drawer fronts. Attach door to printer cabinet with hinges. Attach drawer knobs or pulls.

6

Build the Drawers

For the drawer backs, rip a 1x4 board down to 3" wide. Next, route a 1/4" deep groove into the 1x4 drawer fronts and sides. Drill 3/4" pocket holes on the outsides of the drawer fronts and backs (pocket holes will be hidden by drawer face in the next step). Construct the drawer boxes with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. The 1/4" plywood drawer bottom will slide into the grooves in the front and sides. Attach the bottom panel to the back with 3/4" brad nails.

7

Attach the Drawer Faces

Attach the drawer faces to the drawer boxes with 1-1/4" screws. Install drawer knobs or pulls.

8

Install Drawers and Drawer Slides

Install 18" drawer slides according to manufacturer's directions.

9

Attach the Top

Attach the top with 1-1/4" pocket holes and wood glue. Pre-drill and countersink pilot holes above the 3 front legs and drive 1-1/4" wood screws down into the legs. Allow for a 1" overhang on all sides. To hide the raw plywood edges, iron on 3/4" veneer edge banding.

10

Finishing Steps

Sand, stain or paint, and finish as desired.

11

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Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 3/4" Thick, Full Sheet, Plywood  
(1) 3/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, Plywood  
(1) 1/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, Plywood  
(2) 2x2, 96", Board  
(3) 1x6, 96", Board  
(2) 1x4, 96", Board  
(2) 1x2, 96", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(6) Legs, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 29"  
(2) Printer Cabinet Sides, 3/4" x 27" x 18"  
(1) Printer Cabinet Back, 3/4" x 27" x 23-1/4"  
(2) Short Aprons, 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 18"  
(1) Long Apron, 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 28-3/4"  
(1) Long Stretcher, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 28-3/4"  
(1) Short Stretcher, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 18"  
(1) Shelf, 3/4" x 23-1/4" x 18-3/4"  
(1) Shelf Trim, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 23-1/4"  
(1) Tray Bottom, 3/4" x 21-1/2" x 18-3/4"  
(2) Tray Sides, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 18-3/4"  
(1) Tray Back, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 20"  
(1) Tray Slide Support, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 18"  
(1) Door, 3/4" x 23" x 15"  
(1) Large Drawer Bottom, 1/4" x 26-3/4" x 17-1/2"  
(1) Large Drawer Front, 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 26-1/4"  
(1) Large Drawer Back, 3/4" x 3" x 26-1/4"  
(2) Large Drawer Sides, 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 18"  
(1) Small Drawer Bottom, 1/4" x 21-1/4" x 17-1/2"  
(1) Small Drawer Front, 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 20-3/4"  
(1) Small Drawer Back, 3/4" x 3" x 20-3/4"  
(2) Small Drawer Sides, 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 18"  
(1) Large Drawer Face, 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 28-3/4"  
(1) Small Drawer Face, 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 23-1/4"  
(1) Desk Top, 3/4" x 58-1/2" x 23"  

Extras:

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