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DIY Home Office Printer Station

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  • Tools & Supplies

    • Rags or Tack Cloth
    • Clean shop towels
    • Table Saw/Circular Saw
    • Mitre Saw
    • Router
    • ½” Straight Router Bit
    • Clamps
    • Speed square
    • Straight edge
    • Wood Glue
    • 150-grit Sanding Sponge
    • 2 – ½” Oak Plywood 25” x 18” (side walls)
    • 2 – ½” Oak Plywood 18” x 17.5” (shelves)
    • 1 – ½” Oak Plywood 18” x 18” (top)
    • 1 – ½” Oak Plywood 18” x 17” (bottom)
    • 2 – ¼” x 2” Oak Trim 26” long
    • 4 – ¼” x 2” Oak Trim 18” long
    • 4 – ¼” x 2” Oak Trim 15.5” long

STEP 1: Using a table saw or circular saw, cut all of your plywood and trim to size.


STEP 2: Cut the dados that will hold your shelves into your 25” x 18” pieces of plywood using your router and a ½” straight bit. I located my shelves at 6” and 13” from the top, but you can choose the locations that are right for your needs. Note: for a more beginner-friendly project, pocket hole screws can be used to attach the shelves rather than dados.


STEP 3: Once your dados are cut, lay one of the side walls flat on your workbench and apply wood glue into the dados. Carefully slide your shelves into the dado slots and then slide the dados of the opposite side wall over the other side of the shelves. Be sure to clamp everything together while the glue sets.


STEP 4: Attach the bottom of the printer station using wood glue and clamp until the glue has set.


STEP 5: Attach the top of the printer station using wood glue and clamp until the glue has set.


STEP 6: Attach your oak trim strips to conceal the exposed edges of the plywood. Note: Alternatively, you can use edge banding for a more minimalist design.


STEP 7: Once your printer station is fully assembled, be sure to round over all of the sharp edges by sanding with a 150-grit sanding sponge.


STEP 8: After sanding, use a clean tack cloth to wipe away any sawdust that may be left on the piece in order to prepare it for staining.


STEP 9: Apply a coat of your favourite Varathane Ultimate Wood Stain (in this case, Kona).


STEP 10: Apply 2-3 coats of Watco Wipe-On Poly. Allow each coat to dry and sand lightly with 220-grit sandpaper between coats.


STEP 11: Enjoy your new organized printer station setup.




Prepared by: Domenic Mollela (@Minspiredliving)

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