Wednesday, January 13, 2016

DIY Kids Play Make A Menagerie

diy kids play menagerie free plans

Today is the last Paris Party Playstand and we have the menagerie.  If you're just joining in, on Monday I shared the diy kids patisserie playstand and Wednesday was the boutique.  My fellow blog friend Stefanie at Brooklyn Limestone put together the most beautiful Paris themed birthday party for her daughter and I built the playstands:

kids Paris theme party decor

Stefanie did all the painting, lettering on the signs and styling for the party.  How beautiful?!

Below I'm sharing the free plans to build the menagerie.  


diy kids playstand menagerie natural wood

Below are step by step instructions including supplies and cut lists.  Always use all safety precautions when operating power tools.


diy kids play menagerie free plans


Supplies:

1 – ¾” plywood sheet
2 – 1x2x8 pine board
1 – 1x6x6 pine board
1 – 1x4x6 pine board

1 ¼” pocket hole screws
1 ¼” wood screws
1 ¼” finish nails
wood glue

Cut List:

1 –  ¾” plywood @ 14” x 36” (top)
1 – 1x2 @ 20” (sign cleat)
4 – 1x2 @ 27 ¼” (legs)
2 – ¾” plywood @ 14” x 34 ½” (bin base & shelf)
1 – ¾” plywood @ 12” x 34 ½” (bin back)
4 – ¾” plywood @ 12” x 12 ½”, cut angle as noted (bin sides & dividers)
1 – 1x6 @ 34 ½” (bin front)
2 – 1x2 @ 6” (sign supports)
1 – 1x4 @ 26” (sign)


diy kids play menagerie free plans

Step 1:  Attach cleat to underside of top at center using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersunk screws.

diy kids play menagerie free plans

Step 2: Attach legs to top using wood glue and 1 ¼”pocket hole screws.

diy kids play menagerie free plans

Step 3: Attach bin back to base using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.  Note predrilled pocket holes at sides for later attaching to legs.  *Be sure to predrill pocket holes in base piece at underside for attaching to legs later.

diy kids play menagerie free plans


 Step 4: Attach bin sides using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

diy kids play menagerie free plans

Step 5: Cut notches in bin front as per sketch.  Use a jigsaw.


diy kids play menagerie free plans

Step 6: Attach bin front to bin using wood glue and countersunk 1 ¼” screws.


diy kids play menagerie free plans

Step 7: Attach bin dividers using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

diy kids play menagerie free plans

Step 8: Attach bin to legs using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.


diy kids play menagerie free plans


 Step 9: Attach lower shelf to legs using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.


diy kids play menagerie sign

Step 10: Attach sign supports to sign back using wood glue and countersunk 1 ¼” screws.


diy kids play menagerie sign

Step 11: Attach sign supports to cleat and top using wood glue and countersunk 1 ¼” screws.

diy kids playstand menagerie free plans




2 comments:

Angie Danel said...

Perfect! This is exactly what I have been looking for. My son needs somewhere to put his toys and spaces for his bigger construction trucks, lamp and pictures. Thank you for the plans!

Meredith Newberry said...

They are so perfect! What great friend you are. Thanks for sharing with us too. :)