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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Kids Four Story Wood Shelf

12.12.13
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Kids Four Story Wood Shelf. Both fun and functional, this gift would be perfect to wake up to Christmas morning! A little bit of storage, and little bit of imagination play and a whole lot of bang for your buck. Another fabulous and budget friendly project in our Handmade Holiday Decor and Gifts series and one that should get a lot of use regardless of age. Xx… Rayan

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • 1 Half sheet of ½” plywood
Materials
  • 1” pocket hole screws
  • 1” Brad nails
  • Edge Banding, optional
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 5” x 15” – Bottom & Top
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 5” x 18” – Sides
  • 4 – ½” plywood at 5” x 14” – Shelves
  • 3 – ½” plywood at 2-1/2” x 5” – Shelf 1 Dividers
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 5” x 5” – Shelf 2 Dividers
  • 3 – ½” plywood at 3-1/2” x 5” – Shelf 3 Dividers
  • 3 – ½” plywood at 3” x 5” – Shelf 4 Dividers
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 5” x 9” – Peak
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 4-3/8” x 13-3/16” – Peak Back
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the sides and bottom. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes in the bottom edge of the side pieces. Secure to the bottom using glue and 1” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Each shelf and divider set will be installed individually.

Start with shelf 1. Position as shown using glue and 1” brad nails through the sides.

Drill pocket holes of the lower edge of each divider. Position the dividers for shelf 1 then secure using glue and 1” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Install shelf 2. Secure the shelf 1 dividers by driving a few 1” brad nails through shelf 2 into the top of the dividers.

Install the shelf 2 dividers using glue and 1” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Install shelf 3 and secure the shelf 2 dividers. Install the shelf 3 dividers using glue and 1” pocket hole screws.

Step 5

Install shelf 4 and secure the shelf 3 dividers. Install the shelf 4 dividers using glue and 1” pocket hole screws.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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