Hey guys!! School is about to start, around here, and we are in the “I need to get control over my junk” mode! Whitney and I designed this super cute Command Center to get started and we’ve got the free plans for you and a new how-video! Scroll to the end of the post to watch the how-to video!
Now, you can click HERE for the free printable plans and follow along in the tutorial below, to build your own 🙂
I started by making the cuts. Then, I assembled the mail sorter. Apply a thin line of wood glue
and then attach the bottom 1×3 piece to the mitered 2×3 pieces. Refer to the plans for the exact placement!
Add the middle mail divider with wood glue and brad nails.
Next, apply wood glue and place the mail sorter on the project panel. Refer to the plans for the placement 🙂
We attached the mail sorter with 1 1/4″ pocket holes. This is not necessary. If you don’t have a Kreg Jig, you can use brad nails and wood glue. Just nail from the back of the craft board into the mail sorter. Just make sure to mark exactly where your mail sorter is on the back of the craft board.
Now, attach a 3″ wide luan (or craft board piece) to the front of the mail sorter with wood glue and brad nails. This piece will be flush with the bottom of the mail sorter.
We chose to stain our mail center with Varathane Carbon Grey stain. Just apply one coat, let it sit for about 5 minutes then wipe it with a clean cloth. We used a disposable foam brush to apply the stain. You can find Varathane stain HERE on Amazon.
While the stain dries, spray paint the 5.5″ wide luan (or craft board) with 2 coats of Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint. You can find the spray paint HERE on Amazon.
When the stain dries, attach the chalkboard piece to the top corner of the craft board with wood glue, nail heads and a hammer. You can find the nail heads HERE on Amazon.
You can click play in the box below to watch how easy this guy is to build!
Finally, add a couple of bull clips for pictures or notepads and cup hooks for keys!
Happy Building 🙂
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