Instant Rustic Storage and Style With a DIY Hutch

Adding a hutch to a dining area increases storage and displays beautiful serving ware, dishes, glasses, wine bottles and seasonal decor. This simple DIY hutch is made from solid pine boards and can be done in a few hours with basic tools.

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Dining Room Hutch

Materials Needed:

  • 8' 1 X 8 pine boards (2)
  • 10' 1 X 8 pine board
  • 6' 1 X 2 pine board
  • 6' 1 X 4 pine board
  • 1 1/4" pocket hole screws (32)
  • 1" finish nails (50)
  • 2" finish nails (12)
  • pocket hole jig
  • 1 small tube wood filler
  • 1 quart stain or 2 quarts flat paint
  • 1 paintbrush or staining rag
  • 1 spray can exterior clear coat
  • sandpaper in medium and fine grits
  • measuring tape
  • carpenter's square
  • drill
  • hammer
  • saw Tip: Many hardware stores will make cuts complimentary with the purchase of lumber.
  • vacuum with soft-bristled brush


Overall dimensions are 59" wide, 36" high and 8" deep.

Cut List

1 X 8 board cut at 59" (top)
1 X 8 boards cut at 35 1/4" (sides, 2 boards)
1 X 8 boards cut at 22 1/2" (dividers, 2 boards)
1 X 8 boards cut at 55 1/2" (long shelf)
1 X 8 boards cut at 18" (small shelves, 3 boards)

Getting Started

Select boards that are straight. Tip: Pretend the board is an arrow on a bow and look down the length of the board to see if it is straight. Tip: For added character, select boards that are rustic in nature with imperfections, cracks and knots. To save time, have the hardware store cut boards as directed in cut list. Work on a clean level surface large enough for the project and always wear safety glasses and ensure proper ventilation when painting.

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