I called this one "simple" until I built it..... It's still relatively simple, but there are some cuts that require special equipment! The whole plan is in the file attachment at the bottom. Enjoy your cabinet!
Ok now HERE'S an example of something quick and easy that you can put together in a weekend. All it takes is some 10"-12" wide x 1" thick lumber (actually, this one took a LOT, to the tune of 24'...), 12' of 5" x 1", a 4' x 4' project panel (1/4" thick is what I went with), and some paint.
Does this HAVE to be a kids' room bookshelf? Absolutely not. Actually, if I had stained it instead of painted, and perhaps made the trim details a little less "whimsical" at the top, it could easily have gone into the living room. This thing is SOLID, it's made it through 3 moves (one cross-country!).
Want a solid workbench but don’t have the $$$? Well... can you spare a little time and throw down $30 for supplies?
Money can be tight. Even when it's not, I still go a little bonkers when I see the prices of some of these workbenches!
Look, it's a bench. If you take away the baffles and the trim, all you really need is WOOD and SCREWS. Oh, and tools.
A few weeks ago, a neighbor saw me tinkering and tooling in my garage and stopped by. He chatted for a bit, then got to the ask: a temple for his home. He showed me a picture of one he liked: "Can you make this?" Me: "Don't know... never tried."
I've always said (totally arrogant, I know) I could build anything I see, and this project definitely put that boast to the test! I spent around 40 hours on it total, with at least 15 of those hours getting YouTube University credits and scratching my head while staring like a zombie at a pile of wood (and another 5-10 fixing mistakes).