Friday, June 12, 2015

"K" is for Kids Cubby Organizer: One Board Project


We have seven birthday parties next week during the last week of school.  Yes seven.  Instead of running to the store to buy more plastic toys wrapped in plastic I pillaged my scrap wood pile and built a kids cubby organizer.

This is a one board project meaning you could build this organizer from one (1x4) eight foot board which costs about $5.  Or you could use scrap wood and then it's a free project.


Two down, five to go!

I'm sharing the free plans down below including materials, cut list and step by step instructions.



The cubby shelves make a great spot for kids knick knacks.


And the drawer is good and sizable as well.


I painted on names to personalize these gifts.  (See my tutorial here.)


Materials:                                                    
           
1- 1x4x8 pine board           
¼” ply scraps                                    
wood glue
1 ¼” finish nails
¾” finish nails

Use one eight foot board or lots of scrap wood to make one kids cubby organizer.

Cut List:
2 – 1x4 @ 13” (sides)
1 – 1x4 @ 12 ¾”  (top)
3 – 1x4 @ 11 ¼” (shelves & base)
3 – 1x4 @ 3 1/2” (dividers)
2 – 1x4 @ 3” (drawer sides)
2 – ¼” ply @ 3 ½” x 11” (front & back)   
1 – ¼” ply @ 3” x 9 ½” (drawer base)



Step 1: Attach middle divider to shelves using glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.


Step 2: Attach top dividers to shelf using glue and 1 /4” finish nails.


Step 3: Attach top to top dividers using glue and 1 /4” finish nails.


Step 4: Attach sides to shelves and top using glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.


Step 5: Attach base to sides using glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.


Step 6: Attach back using glue and ¾” finish nails.



Step 7: Construct drawer body.  Predrill center hole using ¾” spade bit.  Attach front and back to sides using glue and ¾” finish nails.



Step 8: Insert base into drawer, glue and clamp until dry.





2 comments:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Lucky kiddos! I would prefer this gift over anything store-bought.

pepsibear62 said...

Awesome!! Thanks for sharing and for the plans!