work table with storage

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jaimecostiglio added on 8/27/2017

Looking for a multipurpose work table that also doubles as extra dining space during family gatherings? Or a great homeschool work surface with dedicated storage. Or a craft table? With 22 drawers and 4 open shelves there's plenty of storage space and bonus hidden power in the top surface.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

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Overall Dimensions

96"l x 34 1/2"w x 30"h

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Step 1

Step 1: Cut 12 legs and taper the interior bottom corner.

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Step 2

Step 2: Make the tower side panels. Attach top and bottom 2x3 to plywood panel using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. Be sure to pre drill pocket holes into the 2x3 for later attaching to legs. Keep plywood panel flush to interior of 2x3 boards. Make 4.

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Step 3

Step 3: Attach legs to side panels using wood glue and 2” pocket hole screws. Keep leg flush to interior of plywood panel.

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Step 4

Step 4: Make end leg pieces. Attach 1x4 apron and 2x3 cross support to legs using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws. Make 2.

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Step 5

Step 5: Prepare tower shelf by attaching 1x5 back piece to plywood shelf using wood glue and 1 ¼’ pocket hole screws. Make 4.

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Step 6

Step 6: Attach shelf portion to one side using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. Also attach bottom tower supports. Make 2.

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Step 7

Step 7: Attach other side panel.

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Step 8

Step 8: Position towers (without drawers) and end leg units and attach top supports using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

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Drawers A Step 1

Step 1: Make the drawer box using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. Keep the pocket holes on the exterior. Make 12.

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Drawers A Step 2

Step 2: Attach the drawer base to the box using wood glue and ¾” finish nails.

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Drawers A Step 3

Step 3: Attach the drawer front to the box using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersink screws. Install drawer glides and fit into base.

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Drawers B Step 1

Step 1: Make the drawer box using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. Keep the pocket holes on the exterior. Make 4.

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Drawers B Step 2

Step 2: Attach the drawer base to the box using wood glue and ¾” finish nails.

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Drawers B Step 3

Step 3: Attach the drawer front* to the box using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersink screws. * Attach the drawer front after installing drawer glides and placing box into tower.

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Drawers C Step 1

Step 1: Make the drawer box using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. Keep the pocket holes on the exterior. Make 6.

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Drawers C Step 2

Step 2: Attach the drawer base to the box using wood glue and ¾” finish nails.

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Drawers C Step 3

Step 3: Attach the drawer front to the box using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersink screws. Install drawer glides and fit into base.

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Top Step 1

Step 1: Measure 1x6 width x 6 to determine width of plywood underlayer. Use one full piece at 45 ¾” long or multiple shorter pieces to create a staggered look. Make 2.

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Top Step 1 Underside

Underside view

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Top Step 2

Step 2: Attach center divider using wood glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

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Top Step 3

Step 3: Attach side pieces using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

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Top Step 4

Step 4: Attach ends to top using 2” pocket hole screws. Center table top onto base and attach using corner braces or steel angles.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(8) 2x3, 96", Board  
(2) 3/4" Thick, Full Sheet, Plywood  
(5) 1x4, 96", Board  
(7) 1x6, 96", Board  
(10) 1x3, 96", Board  
(1) 1/4" Thick, Full Sheet, Plywood  
(1) 1/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, Plywood  
(7) 1x2, 96", Board  
(1) 2x2, 120", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(12) legs, 2x3 @ 28 1/2"  
(10) side panel top & bottom, 2x3 @ 28"  
(4) sides, 3/4" @ 28" x 20 1/2"  
(2) aprons, 1x4 @ 28"  
(4) shelf base, 3/4" @ 15 3/4" x 12"  
(4) shelf back, 1x6 @ 12"  
(4) shelf tower supports, 1x3 @ 12"  
(6) top suppports, 1x3 @ 20"  
(24) drawer A front & back, 1x3 @ 9 1/4"  
(24) drawer A sides, 1x3 @ 15 1/2"  
(12) drawer A base, 1/4" @ 10 3/4" x 15 1/2"  
(12) drawer A front, 1x4 @ 11 3/4"  
(8) drawer B front & back, 1x4 @ 9 1/4"  
(8) drawer B sides, 1x4 @ 15 1/2"  
(4) drawer B base, 1/4" @ 10 3/4" x 15 1/2"  
(4) drawer B front, 1x6 @ 11 3/4"  
(12) drawer C front & back, 1x2 @ 17 1/4"  
(12) drawer C sides, 1x2 @ 15 1/2"  
(6) drawer C base, 1/4" @ 10 3/4" x 15 1/2"  
(6) drawer C front, 1x3 @ 19 3/4"  
(12) top, 1x6 @ 45 3/4"  
(2) top underlayer, 3/4" @ 45 3/4" x 33"  
(1) middle support, 2x2 @ 33"  
(2) sides, 1x2 @ 93"  
(2) ends, 2x2 @ 34 1/2"  

Extras:

https://thatsmyletter.blogspot.com/2017/08/diy-multipurpose-work-table.html Visit
work table plans.pdf Download

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