With a working prototype of our fold-out table and legs, we now we have the dimensions we need to build the hutch that will seamlessly hide our contraption and conceal our workstation mess when not in use.
Normally I use 3/4″ for bookcases, cabinets and other furniture but this time I decided to go with 1/2″ birch sanded plywood. A few advantages to this are weight and cost. If you look at many kitchen wall cabinets, you’ll notice 1/2″ material so it’s plenty strong, especially when we add a faceframe to it. Plus, the hutch portion won’t be bearing much weight so I think it was a good choice.
The only trick was getting the right settings for our pocket hole jig since the plywood was a bit shy of 1/2″ but after a few tests we found the perfect combination for the jig and drill bit.
Did I master the art of wood origami?
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1/2″ x 2′ x 4′ Sanded Birch Plywood
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1″ Pocket Hole Screws (coarse)
1 1/4″ Brad Nails
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