storage tower woodworking plans
92 3/4 H x 20 1/2 W x 13 1/4 D
2 – 1×12 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1×12 @ 10 feet long (cut shelves from this board)
3 – 1×2 @ 8 feet long
3 – 1×4 @ 8 feet long
Hinges – either euro face frame mount or standard side mount to be mounted on exterior of cabinet.
1 ¼” pocket hole screws
2” and 1 ¼” finish nails
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
120 grit sandpaper
compound miter saw
2 – 1×12 @ 92 ¾”
6 – 1×12 @ 19”
2 – 1×2 @ 92 ¾”
1 – 1×2 @ 17 1/2”
1 – 1×4 @ 17 ½”
1 – ¼” plywood @ 92 ¾” x 20 ½” OR Double face frame
2 – 1×4 @ 91”
6 – 1×4 @13 ½”
5 – ¼” acrylic glass @ 15” x 15”
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain.
Build the box as show in the diagram. You can use either pocket holes or 2″ screws or even finish nails, as this project is fully face framed for extra support on front and has a back.
Attach back, using it to square up your project. Also attach to all shelves for the greatest support.
Front trim can be nailed on or if you have a pocket hole jig, you can build the front face frame first, and then attach as one piece.
Add the remaining pieces for the front face frame.
You will need to construct the front door with pocket holes.
If you are using glass or acrylic glass, attach with mirror hooks or glue. You can also use 1/4″ plywood for the backs.
Door is attached with hinges. The easiest method is hinges on the outsides.
You may need a clasp to keep the door shut.
This cabinet MUST be secured to a stud in the wall behind as it will be very top heavy to prevent tipping.
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.