I am SO excited to share this piece with you today… It definitely has made my Top 5 builds yet!

I have a love for coffee.  LOVE, it’s part of my every morning routine.  I have been a Keurig owner for about a year now, which took my coffee love to an even bigger level, you hear me?  The only thing I don’t love about my Keurig is the amount of space it takes up on my countertop.  I decided it was time to give it a new home.  This is what I came up with!  Check out my new DIY Farmhouse Coffee Cabinet!

DIY Coffee Cabinet by Shanty2Chic

Ok, so although I am calling it a coffee cabinet, this baby can be used for just about anything!  It’s a great piece of furniture for any space, it’s a good size and provides lots of storage.  The entire piece is very simple to build using a few tools.

As always, you can download the FREE PRINTABLE PLANS with the supply list included, for this cabinet HERE, or by clicking the button below.  I will walk you through the whole build tutorial below, as well!

Free Plans Coffee Cabinet

So, lets get started!  Just  a head’s up… I did assemble mine slightly differently than our plan calls for.  I added an extra piece of wood at the top to create a box.  It’s not necessary to do that, so we left it off the plans.  Either way will work!  Just let me know any questions. 🙂

The cabinet box and shelves are made with 3/4″ Purebond Plywood.  This can be found at Home Depot in 4′ x 8′ sheets.  For me, it’s impossible to get it home in the Suburban with the 5 kiddos, so I have the nice guys at Home Depot rip it down for me.  For this cabinet, I had them rip two cuts at 15 3/4″ and one cut at 15″.  You can see the diagram below to see what I mean…

rip cuts for coffee cabinet

This gave me three boards that are MUCH easier to load in the car.  When I got it home, I made all of the other cuts using my Ridgid Miter Saw, aka, my very best friend ever.

Ridgid Miter Saw

The first step is building the box of the cabinet.  This part uses the 15 3/4″ plywood.

To connect all of my pieces, I used my K5 Kreg Jig!  We get asked all the time which model of Kreg Jig we use.  Ash and I both used the K4 model for years and love it.  You can see that model HERE
.  We both recently upgraded to the awesome K5 model, which has some cool upgrades and features making it even faster and easier to use.  You can check out the K5 model HERE!

For this whole build, I used 3/4″ pocket holes and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Kreg Jig K5 Model

I put the box together like this below using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws through all of the pocket holes I already made.  On our cut lists in the printable plans, anywhere you see an arrow on a piece of wood, that indicates a pocket hole.  Make sure to make all of your pocket holes before attaching anything!

You can see I have lined up the bottom shelf of the piece at 3.5″ from the bottom of my side pieces.

building cabinet

I used a line of Gorilla Wood Glue on each seem and held it all in place with my Kreg Right Angle Clamp.  I used my Ryobi drill to drive the 1.25″ pocket hole screws through the pocket holes and into the side pieces.

Kreg Right Angle Clamp

This is a picture of the top of the box.  I have it turned upside-down on the ground.  You can see the pocket holes I made here also attaching to the side pieces.  The top of the cabinet will be flush with the top of the two side pieces.

top of cabinet box

And bam… You have a box! 🙂

Building the Coffee Cabinet

Now, add the middle shelf!  Attach it with pocket hole screws through pocket holes and into the top and bottom of the box.

Box of Coffee Cabinet

Next, I added my bottom trim pieces.  I used a line of wood glue and my Ryobi AirStrike 18 gauge nail gun to attach the trim pieces.

Ryobi Cordless Nail Gun

I also added my bottom trim piece the same way on this part.

Attach Bottom trim

Now to build that face frame!  This is simple!  Just a few quick straight cuts and some pocket hole screws.  I am looking from the back of the cabinet and into the front where you can see the pocket holes on the bottom where this part attaches to the bottom trim piece.

Inside of Coffee Cabinet

coffee cabinet progress

I added my shelves next!  Each cabinet piece will be flush with the back of the cabinet and set back 3/4″ from the front.

You can set yours where you wish to fit your storage needs.  On one side I chose to space two evenly, and on the other I set one a bit lower so I could have a space for the Keurig.  Each shelf will need pocket holes on each 15″ long end to attach to the sides of the cabinet.

shelves of coffee cabinet

I built my cabinet doors next!

Although we give you guys the cuts for these doors, I always like to measure the opening before making the cuts to be sure on the size.  I like to make the doors 1/8″ smaller all around, which would be 1/4″ smaller than the width and height of each opening.  For the doors, you will have 4 longer pieces without pocket holes like this.

long door pieces

You will also have 4 smaller pieces each with pocket holes on both ends like  this.

short door pieces

I attached these pieces using wood glue and 1.25″ pocket holes screws  to create rectangles.

building cabinet doors

Each door looks like this!

Door Frame for Coffee Cabinet

Once the doors were finished I attached my back.  You can have Home Depot cut this for you as well, and use staples to hold the back in place since the material is only 1/4″ thick.

The top is planked boards.  I used my Kreg Jig to attach those as well before nailing them down to the cabinet.

Plank Top of Coffee Cabinet

Now for the drawer… My fav part!

I decided to make  a little pullout drawer for the coffee maker to sit on.  I thought this would make the water easier to change out, and it was just plain cool.  This is SO simple.

I started by cutting a piece of 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 15.5″.

coffee cabinet pull out drawer

I trimmed this out with 1×2.  Just cut two pieces at 14″ and attach them with your nail gun.

trim drawer with wood

Your next two cuts will be 17″ and will be attached to the other sides.  I used the nail gun and glue to attach these pieces as well.

Now for the slides!  To make this easy I used some side mount slides but attached them to the bottom of the drawer.  I started by pulling them open and attaching them first to the bottom of the drawer.

Drawer Slides under drawer

Then, I pushed the pull back into place and set it inside the cabinet on that one top shelf.  I slowly pulled it out which opened up the slide again.  Then, I just attached the pull to the inside of the shelf.  Easy!!

Before adding all the hardware, I got it all painted up.  I started by staining most of the piece with a new color that I love…

Varathane Stain Provincial

After that totally dried, I used a bit of Vaseline on my edges and corners.  It doesn’t take much, just a thin dab!  Next, I applied two coats of paint to the cabinet.  I chose to use a Sherwin-Williams color called Anonymous.  I LOVE IT!  Once that totally dried, I used my corner cat sander to distress the edges a bit.  Anywhere that I put the Vaseline just chipped right off… Woohoo!

I found all of my hardware at Home Depot.  The hinges are actually silver colored and I spray painted them black before attaching.

hinge from Home Depot

I used this hardware cloth on the inside cloth of the doors.

Hardware Cloth from Home Depot

I used a small pair of pliers to cut it to size, and attached it using my Ryobi Airstrike Staple Gun.

Use cordless stapler to attach hardware cloth to wood

Whew…. Please tell me I’m done.  I think I covered it all 🙂

Oh, minus a few more shots of this baby and all the accessories!

DIY Coffee Cabinet by Shanty2Chic

Coffee Cabinet DIY

You can add a few hooks for a different purposes. I chose to install one on the side for my cute cutting board.

Coffee Cabinet

I found this cute mug tree at World Market.

Distress Paint with Vaseline

And how cute is this tray with baskets I found at one of my FAV sites ever?!  It’s called www.save-on-crafts.com !  You guys… This site.  They have the cutest home decor goodies, and it’s so affordable!  HERE is the link to the galvanized tray I filled with creamer and sugar, it would be great for k-cups or coffee pods, as well.  $8.99 people.  And see the cute vintage green bottle in the background?? LOVE.  You can find the link to that one HERE!

Coffee Bar

Hope you guys LOVE this cabinet as much as I do… And my Keurig and coffee mugs do too ;-)!! I love how it matches my kitchen cabinets and it’s a great piece for small spaces.

I would LOVE for you to pin and share this baby with all your friends!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Check out our other DIY Farmhouse Coffee Bar ideas for great inspiration:

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DIY Farmhouse Coffee Cabinet

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  1. SOOOO after receiving my first set of Ryobi tools for Christmas (which was literally the only thing I hinted for) I decided to take them for a test drive. Instead of a drive, what I ended up doing was taking them for a very long, winding adventurous trip once I stumbled upon the photos of the DIY Farmhouse Coffee table. It was exactly what I was looking for to store our wedding china in. I did my best with following the plans and repeating the mantra “measure twice, cut once…measure twice, cut once.” All in all I am SUPER pleased with the outcome. I did end up sticking to the plans for the most part; however, I omitted the pull drawer and added hooks to hang our tea cups and a wine rack to hang our wine goblets and champagne flutes. Anyway, I thought I would share and add a boast of confidence to anyone who is thinking of taking this project on. You can do it!! Thanks for the inspiration, Shabby!! You’ve made a true lover of shabby chic very happy!

  2. Love this project! Perfect buffet for my little dining room. Was it painted with a brush or sprayed? If sprayed, what brand/model sprayer? Thanks!

  3. I love your cabinet! I have been looking for a cabinet to serve as a free standing pantry for my tiny kitchen and have had no luck finding just the right size . I think I can rework the measurements and make something similar. Thanks for the detailed instructions! Also have been looking for similar mug holder as well. World Market here I come 🙂

  4. HI!!!!! I just love ya’ll! I have made quite a few replicas of the projects you posted but I am having just one minor problem… I bought the small Kreg jig but am unsure how far down to drill.. If you could recommend a great guide or tutorial I would sure appreciate it 🙂 … Oh in here is a picture of the floating shelves you guys inspired me to do… Thanks again!!

  5. Thank you for sharing! I need the counter space my espresso machine is taking up! I was trying to find something to repurpose but this would be much better! Do you have an estimated cost with lumber and hardware?


  6. Where did you get the hook that the cutting boards are hanging from? Love the look of it! Awesome cabinet.

  7. Thanks for always having the most accessible plans and Tutorials! They give me confidence in completing projects!

  8. Great idea – I may need one as I totally agree – I love my Keurig, but it is a countertop nightmare. I love the coffee sign; can you tell me where you got it?

  9. I love this so much. Would it be easy to modify to make it a bit bigger (longer)? I’d love to use it as a buffet in the dining room.

        1. Is it closed in the back with another large piece of wood? Or is it open? All of the pictures show it being open in the back

    1. My husband and I are currently in the process of doing this exact thing! We have essentially just made two cabinets (ease of transport) of course the top, backing and finishing pieces will be one piece. I will post a pic once it’s done 🙂