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Bouclier Hutch Woodworking Plans

Added/Modified on October 16, 2016
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Tape Measure
Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
Kreg Jig
Brad Nailer


1 – 1×2 at 6’
1 – 1×4 at 6’
1 – ¼” x 1” flat trim
1 sheet of ¾” plywood
Half sheet of ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard


1-1/4” brad nails
1-1/4” pocket hole screws
1-1/2” angle brackets with screws
Wood filler
Wood glue
Finishing Supplies

Cut List

2 – ¾” plywood at 9-1/2” x 39-1/2” – sides
2 – 1×2 at 35-3/4” – Front Trim
1 – 1×4 at 55-1/4” – Header
1 – ¼” x 1” at 55-1/4” – Header Trim
1 – ¼” plywood, lauan, or hardboard at 39-1/2” x 55-1/4” – Back
2 – ¾” plywood at 9-1/2” x 53-3/4” – Shelves
1 – ¾” at 11-1/4” x 56-3/4” – Top


Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save our plans, be sure to check back before starting your build, to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the sides and the front trim. Attach the front trim at the spacing indicated with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. The outside face of the trim will be flush with the outside face of the sides. There will be a right and a left.

Step 2

Cut the pieces for the header and the header trim. Attach the header trim to the front trim with glue and a couple of brad nails through the top of the trim. The trim will overlap the sides of the front trim by ¼” on each side.

Attach the header with glue and brad nails through the front of the header into the sides. Add a few brad nails through the header trim into the header to secure it in place.

Step 3

Cut the piece for the back. Attach to the sides with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 4

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the ends of each of the shelves. Attach to the sides as indicated using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Add a few brad nails through the back into the shelves to further secure the back.

If a hole for electronics cords is desired, the hole can be bored in the back using a paddle bit or a hole saw.

Step 5

Cut the pieces for the top. The top will overlap the front and sides by ¾”. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the sides and the header.

Secure the hutch to the desk with angle brackets on each side.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired.

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