This step by step diy woodworking project is about top hutch plans. If you want to learn how to build a hutch for a wall entertainment center, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article and to check out the related projects. There are many storage projects featured on our site, so don’t be afraid to browse through the rest of the woodworking plans.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the hutch to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
It is essential to invest in high quality materials, that are also water-resistant, such as pressure-treated lumber. Cut the components at the right size by using a circular saw and smooth the cut edges with a sand block. Don’t forget to ask a skilled friend to assist you during the project, especially if you don’t have a large expertise in the field. You need someone to hold the components into place, while you drive the screws in.
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Top Hutch Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15 1/2″x42″ long FRAME
- B – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 15 1/2″x12 1/4″ long PARTITIONS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 42″ long, 4 pieces – 10 3/4″ long TRIMS
- D – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 13 3/4″x13 3/4″ long BACK
- E – 1 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 42″ long MOLDING
- Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
- One Week
- PART 1: Media Cabinet Plans
- PART 2: Storage Unit Plans
- PART 3: Media Console Plans
- PART 4: Top Hutch Plans
Building a top hutch
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the top hutch. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to build the components out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components. Align everything with great care and make sure the edges are perfectly flush, before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.
Build the trims for the top hutch out of 1×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical trims and secure them to the top and bottom components. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to the joints. Secure the trims to the frame of the top hutch by using finishing nails and glue, after aligning all the edges with great care.
Build the back of the media console out of 1/4″ plywood. Align the edges and secure them to the frame by using glue and finishing nails.
Fit the top molding to the hutch, as described in the diagram. Use finishing nails and glue to lock everything together tightly.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Check out the rest of the parts of the woodworking project, to learn more about building the storage units and the media console.
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