Hey friends, I am sure that many of you have organization on the brain. I am a firm believer that you can create a organized space, AND make it beautiful at the same time. In fact all of the pieces in my home are aimed to be decorative while still serving a very useful purpose. These new kitchen racks are no exception! This Pottery Barn Inspired Cubby Rack is intended to clear up some cupboard space and use these in the dining room and or kitchen!
How t0: Pottery Barn Inspired Cubby Shelf
- (2) 1×6, 8′ Board
- (1) 1×2, 8″Board
- (1) 2″ 16 gauge nails
- (1) Wood Glue
- (2) Mounting Brackets
- Stain or Paint
- Miter Saw
- Tape Measure
- Nail Gun
- Safety Goggles
- Hearing Protection
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- (2) Side Frame , 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ x 25 1/2″
- (1) Vertical Divider 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ x 24″
- (2) Top and Bottom Frame, 3/4″x 5 1/2 ” x 24″
- (3) Shelves, 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ x 11 3/4″
- (1) Shelf Divider, 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
- (2) Front Rails, 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 25 1/2″
- (1) Back Support, 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 24″
Step 2. Assemble Frame
Join both 25 1/2″ and 24″ 1×6″ boards using wood glue and 2 inch, 16 gauge finishing nails. This will form a 25 1/2″ square.
Step 3. Vertical Divider
Insert remaining 1″x 6″x 24″ board centered vertically. Glue and secure using 2″ 18 gauge finish nails.
Step 4. Shelf Insert
Using (2) of the 1″x 6″x 11 3/4″ boards and the 1″x 6″x 7 1/2″ board, and form a “I”. Make sure that the 7 1/2″ board is centered on both 11 3/4″ boards. Use wood glue and reinforce with 2″ 16 gauge finish nails.
Step 5. Shelves
Insert the pre-assembled “I” shelf so that the base of the bottom board is 17″ from the top of the unit. On the right hand side, insert the remaining 1″x 6″x 11 3/4″ board. Position it so that the bottom of the board is 13″ from the top of the unit.
Step 6. Front Rails
Attach the 25 1/2″ 1×2″ board(s) to the face of the unit using wood glue and 2 inch 16 gauge finishing nails.
Step 7 . Back Support
Attach the remaining 24″ 1×2″board using wood glue and 2 inch 16 gauge finishing nails. This is an ideal place to attach the unit to the wall, or you can attach hanging hardware to the back.
Step 8. Finish
Fill all nail holes with wood filler. Sand smooth, then apply desire stain and/or paint.
That is all there is to it! You can use it stand alone, or you can combine it with others !