Friday, November 7, 2014

"S" is for Storage Hutch

Build: diy storage hutch with metal accents

Happy Friday friends.  Ana White and I are back with this week's handmade holiday gift build, it is the most functional and practical of all the builds but still has great style points too.

A storage hutch with magnetic metal strips and hardware cloth backing makes a great gift or the perfect place to set up advent countdown gifts!

Ana made the plans for this storage hutch very straightforward, no miter cuts, no fancy jigsaw work, just measure and assemble.  It's built almost entirely from 1x10s which gives lots of depth.

Our storage hutch with metal accents was inspired by this:

Their version is all metal and because I'm not a welder we built our storage hutch out of wood with metal accents.

And I'm loving the contrast between the warm wood and the cool metal accents.

I used lath screws to attach the metal strips, they are almost like a screw and washer in one and give a nice smooth finished look.

Add some magnets and the metal strips become a place to hang cards, notes, etc.

The metal accents on the hutch tie in beautifully with the wood and pipe bed.

Even though this hutch is nearly 10" deep there is still plenty of work space on the desk surface.

That's one complete diy desk and hutch set.

How to build a storage hutch with metal accents:

Step 1: Build the frame and start adding shelves.

Step 2: Sand and stain then staple 1/2" hardware cloth to the backside.

Step 3: Cut 3/4" x 1/8"thick steel strips to length then predrill holes for lath screws and attach.

Don't forget to check out all the handmade holiday gift builds from this years series so far:
I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. Jaime, I love this, and the way you styled it is soooo cute!
    Question: are the metal strips are something you picked up at Lowes or Home Depot? What are they called?