Custom Cube Organizer

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home made by carmona added on 3/26/2017

Use these simple plans to create a custom Cube Organizer, or follow these dimensions exactly and pair with my DIY Storage Box for a campaign styled furniture piece(link to tutorial found under "extras" tab)! Use this furniture piece horizontally as a shoe cubby, or even attach legs for a side board!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut Wood To Size

Follow the cut list to get all pieces to size using a miter saw, then sand any rough edges. An optional (and slightly cheaper but more difficult) alternative to 1"x10"x8' boards is to cut pieces from a 3/4"x4'x8' sheet.


Drill Pocket Holes & Mark Lines

Drill three pocket holes into either end of the Middle Shelf (1"x10"71-1/4"), and the two Short Side boards (1"x10"x17-1/4"). Draw lines where the shelves will be placed at the intervals pictured (equates to 8-1/4" intervals with 3/4" between). Place lines on the back and front of the middle shelf, and one side of each short side board.


Drill Pocket Holes in Shelves

Next drill three pocket holes into either end of each 1"x10"x8-1/4" shelf. 7 shelves should have consistent pocket holes in the center and edges, the next 7 shelves should be staggered so that the holes are just off center from the first set of 7 pocket holes. This is so screws don't overlap and hit each other.


Attach the first 7 Shelves

Attach the first seven 8-1/4" shelves to the 71-1/4" middle shelf. Use the guide lines you drew.


Attach the Next 7 Shelves

Flip over the middle shelf piece you just worked on. Attach the next seven 8-1/4" shelves (the ones with off-set pocket holes) to the opposite side of the 71-1/4" middle shelf, using the guide lines you drew. Use the longer 1-1/4" Kreg screws for this step...this is why it is important that the pocket holes don't line up, you don't want screws running into each other.


Attach Short Sides

Attach the two short sides (1"x10"x17-1/4")to either end of the unit you have been building. Use the guide lines to center the pieces.


Attach Long Side

In order to attach the long sides (1"x10"72-3/4") place it on a flat work surface and place the unit you just assembled on top. Using a right angle screw driver attach both outside ends first, then use a square to ensure each 8-14" shelf is straight and attach those to the long side board below.


Attach Final Long Side

Place the final long side on a flat work surface, and just as before place the unit atop. Attach via either end first, then the 8-14" shelves. Optionally fill holes and paint or stain.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(4) 1x10, 96", Board  


(81) 1" Kreg Screws  
(21) 1-1/4" Kreg Screws  
(1) Wood Filler  
(1) Stain + Sealer  

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Long Sides, 1"x10"x72-3/4  
(2) Short Sides, 1"x10"x17-1/4  
(1) Middle Shelf, 1"x10"x71-1/4  
(14) Shelves, 1"x10"x8-1/4"  

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