Where kids’ rooms are concerned, fun is where it’s at – so get the whole family involved in making this quirky storage unit.
- wood glue
- 40mm cut screws
- 60mm cut screws
- 220 grit sandpaper
- wood sealer (or varnish)
- wood filler
- cordless drill, 3mm drill bit
- mitre clamp(s)
- measuring tape
- paintbrush or foam roller
- 2400 x 455 x 20mm laminated pine shelving cut to:
- two 800mm (sides – upright section)
- two 288mm (top and bottom –upright section
- two 1800 x 308 x 20mm laminated pine shelving cut to:
- two 520mm (top and bottom – side section)
- five 290mm (uprights)
- two 288mm (top and bottom – small side cube)
- two 248mm (shelves – upright section)
- two 210mm Queen Anne-style legs (obtained from a cabinet fitting wholesaler)
Step 1 (optional)
Use vinyl to clad the inside of the sides, top and bottom as well as the shelves of the upright section before beginning construction.
Now mark 20mm-wide bands at both edges of the four 288mm and two 520mm sections, and across the 800mm and 520mm sections where the uprights and shelves will be placed.
Then drill evenly-spaced pilot holes between these lines, as shown.
Top Tip: Place an offcut piece underneath the timber you are drilling so it doesn’t split out and to prevent any damage to your work surface.
Make up the frames: add a dab of glue along the edges, then use the 40mm cut screws to fix the ends as well as the shelves and partitions in place.
Note: Drive the screws about 5mm below the surface; these holes will be filled with wood filler later on.
Place the two legs at the corners (underside of side section) and fix in place using the 60mm cut screws, as shown.
Fix the components together in the configuration of your choice, using the 40mm cut screws.
Referenced from Gallo images / Home Magazine
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