Special thanks to Keurig Green Mountain® for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% our own!
It is no secret that the Shanty Sisters LOVE coffee! It’s also a well-known fact that we love our Keurig® coffee makers (wouldn’t want to live without them 😉 )! So, you can imagine how excited we were when Keurig® reached out to us and challenged us to design and build something for their newest member of the Keurig® family…
Meet the new Keurig® K-Compact™ coffee maker, available exclusively at Walmart! Keurig® has been listening to their customers and they understand that space saving is a huge priority! This is the perfect coffee maker for those of you that are limited on counter space (or those that want to free-up some counter space 😉 ! It looks great and it’s the slimmest coffee maker with a removable reservoir. The Keurig® K-Compact™ coffee maker will brew 6, 8 or 10 oz. cups in under a minute and the reservoir will hold 36 oz! That gets us through our mornings! It’s energy efficient with its automatic off feature and it has a removable drip tray, so that it can accommodate those 7″ travel mugs! With a price point of $59.00, that makes this coffee maker one of our new favorite models!
In the spirit of “saving space”, we designed and built a slim, DIY Sliding Barn Door Coffee Cabinet to house our new Keurig® K-Compact™ coffee maker! This cabinet is designed specifically to fit the slim dimensions of the new coffee maker and we’ve added extra storage for all of your favorite K-Cup® pods. (The Original Donut Shop® please 😉 )
So, grab a cup of coffee and join us in our shops, to see how we built this cutie!
Just click HERE or the image below to watch our how-to video!
So fun, right?!
To begin, we cut all of the plywood pieces for the box and shelves of the cabinet.
Then, we drilled 3/4″ pocket holes into the ends of the boards. Refer to the printable plans for the proper pocket hole placement.
We attached the shelves to the side panels with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.
The cabinet box should look like this now.
Once the cabinet box was assembled, we measured and cut the face frame pieces to fit, then drilled 3/4″ pocket holes in the designated boards. We assembled the face frame with wood glue and 1 1/4′ pocket hole screws.
Next, we used our brad nailer to attach the face frame to the front of the cabinet with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.
The bottom of the face frame will overhang, on each side, 3/4″. This is to accommodate for the side trim pieces. Cut the side trim pieces to size and attach them with wood glue and 1 1/4″ brad nails.
Flip the cabinet upside down and place it on top of the top piece of the cabinet. Attach the side pieces to the top piece with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. The front should be flush with the face frame and there should be a 1/4″ overhang on the back to accommodate for the backing.
Flip the cabinet right-side-up and measure and cut the top, side trim to size. Attach the side trim pieces with wood glue and 1″ brad nails, then measure and cut the front trim piece. Attach the same way.
Now for the fun! The features of this cabinet are the hidden pull-out drawer and the sliding barn door! Let’s start with the drawer!
Cut the pieces for the drawer and attach the side pieces and then the front trim pieces to the plywood with 1 1/4″ brad nails. The bottom of the trim pieces should be flush with the bottom of the drawer.
Drawer – done 😉
To install the drawer slides, attach the top of the drawer slides to the bottom of the drawer, then attach the bottom of the drawer slides to the bottom of the shelf. You can dry fit these before putting them in place. Just slide the bottom part of the drawer slides over the top (while they are attached to the drawer, then place the drawer where you would like it to sit, when the drawer is hidden. Have someone hold the bottom of the drawers and slide the drawer out then mark where to attach the bottom pieces of the slides. You can find the drawer slides we used HERE on Amazon!
The final piece to build is the door. Cut the door frame pieces, drill 3/4″ pocket holes into the top and bottom pieces and attach them to the side pieces with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.
Next, measure and cut for the diagonal pieces. Here is a tip: Place the door frame on top of the diagonal piece and mark where you want the cuts to be.
Move the saw blade so that the blade lines up with the marks and cut.
This will give you a perfect fit every time.
Do the same for the other diagonal piece. Don’t attach them yet.
Attach the back of the door with wood glue and 5/8″ brad nails.
Then, flip the door upright and attach the diagonal pieces from the back of the door, into the pieces. A tip to make this easy and safe: Lay the door on a workbench, so that the door overhangs enough to nail the diagonal pieces in. This was you can run your nailer down the edge of the workbench and know that you are nailing directly into the diagonal pieces.
The door is done!
Now, attach the barn door hardware to the cabinet and the door. We made our own barn door hardware for only $20! You can find the how-to HERE to make your own. I used these wheels instead of the pulley wheels.
Attach the plywood back and the build is done!
I used 2 coats of Charcoal Chalked Paint, for the finish!
To accommodate for the Keurig® K-Compact™ brewer‘s plug, I used a 1″ Forstner bit to drill a hole through the cabinet back. Place the hole just above the pull-out drawer.
It’s COFFEE time!
Shut the barn door…
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Building…. and Brewing 😉