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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Flip hutch over. Nail plywood to back of hutch with glue and one-inch finish nails. Nail to all shelves and dividers. Tip: Substitute 1 X 4 boards cut at 57 inches for a planked back.
Nail Crown in Place
Nail crown to top of hutch with two-inch finish nails and glue.
Fill exposed screw holes with wood filler and let dry. Sand entire table with medium-grit sandpaper. Refill holes as needed with wood filler and let dry. Sand with medium-grit sandpaper, followed with fine sandpaper. Vacuum table with soft-bristled brush to remove sanding residue. Wipe clean with damp cloth. Apply wood conditioner, stain and clear coat for a beautiful wood finish. Apply primer, three coats of flat paint followed with clear coat for a durable painted finish. Tip: Sand edges before applying clear coat to create a time-worn distressed finish.
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