How to Build Desk Hutch Shelves

Adding the Trim Step 1

Make stock for the top trim pieces (H and I) by ripping 3/4-inch-thick solid pine to 1 inch wide. Cut one piece at least 36-1/2 inches long with a 45-degree miter on one end and two pieces at least 10-1/4 inches long with a 45-degree miter on one end.

Step 2

Place the long piece of trim stock in place at the top of the organizer with the mitered end aligned with the corner. Mark the other end of the trim piece and use a square to extend the mark at 45 degrees over the top of the piece. Cut the miter.

Step 3

Install the front trim piece with glue and 4d nails. Put the mitered end of one of the short pieces in place on one side and mark for a cut flush with the back. Do the same with the piece on the other side. Cut and install the pieces.

Step 4

The bottom trim pieces (J and K) are made of 3/4-inch quarter-round molding. Mark, cut, and install it the same way as the top molding. Wipe off any excess glue with a sponge before it dries.

Step 5

Set all the nails and fill the holes with wood putty. When the putty dries, use 80-grit sandpaper to smooth and slightly round all the edges. Prime the bare cut edges. Don't paint inside any spaces where you will add a drawer.

Continued on page 5:  Building the Drawer

 

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