How to Build a Message Center

This cabinet keeps everyone's schedule within easy reach without cluttering up the kitchen

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Level
  • Table saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • One 4' x 4' x 1/2" birch plywood (A, B, C)
  • One 2' x 4' x 3/4" birch plywood (K, L)
  • Two 1/2" x 3/4" x 8' pine (A1, B1, J)
  • One 3/4" x 3/4" x 4' pine (D)
  • One 1x4 x 6' pine (E)
  • One 1x3 x 4' pine; two 1x3 x 8' pine (F, G)
  • One 1x2 x 6' (H)
  • 1" brads
  • 1-1/2" brads
  • 2-1/2" finish nails
  • Wood glue