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Classic Country Hutch Assembly

Timeless styling and mail-order legs make this project you and generations to come will appreciate. We walk through the assembly of the Classic Country Oak Hutch from issue 182 (March 2008).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 1

Glue, clamp, and screw the first divider (D/E) to the bottom (F/G).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 2

Place a 13-3/64"-long spacer against the first divider (D/E), and clamp it to the bottom (F/G).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 3

Place the second divider (D/E) against the spacer, and glue, clamp, and screw it in place.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 4

Place the spacer against the second divider (D/E), and clamp it to the bottom (F/G).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 5

Place the third divider (D/E) against the spacer, and glue, clamp, and screw it in place.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 6

Position the fourth divider (D/E) flush with the end of the bottom (F/G), and glue, clamp, and screw it in place.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 7

Clamp the upper front rail (G) into the end divider (D/E) notch with the end of the rail flush with the outside of the divider, clamp it in place, and screw the rail to the divider.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 8

Place the spacer against the end divider (D/E) and clamp it to the upper front rail (G). Push the second divider against the spacer, clamp it in place, and screw the rail to the divider.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 9

Place the spacer against the second divider (D/E) and clamp it to the upper front rail (G). Push the third divider against the spacer, clamp it in place, and screw the rail to the divider.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 10

Clamp the upper front rail (G) to the end divider (D/E) with the end of the rail flush with the outside of the divider, clamp it in place, and screw the rail to the divider.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 11

Clamp the back (H) to the case and screw it in place.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 12

Clamp one end assembly (A/B/C) to the case.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 13

Insert one end of the stretcher shelf (I/J) into the lower end rail (A) groove.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 14

Glue and clamp the second end assembly (A/B/C) to the case, capturing the other stretcher shelf (I/J) end with the lower end rail (A) groove.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 15

Hang the doors (N/O/P) and install the knobs.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 16

Screw the case to the top (M).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 17

Glue and clamp the sides (Q/S) to the back (R/U).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 18

Glue, biscuit, and clamp the front rail (T) to the stiles (S).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 19

Glue, clamp, and screw the top (V) to the upper case.

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 20

Glue, clamp, and screw the crown cleats (Y) to the top (V).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 21

Glue and clamp the crown front (Z) to the upper case and crown cleats (Y).

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Classic Country Oak Hutch - Step 22

Dry-fit the crown side (AA) blanks to the crown cleats (Y), and mark the finished lengths flush with the rear face of each rear crown cleat.

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