This DIY kids bookshelf does double duty! It features storage for both toys and books, and is easy to make with plywood. Get the free woodworking plans and start building!
My son loves to curl up in bed at night with a flashlight and read (sometimes WAY past his bedtime!) He has a long row of bookcases along one wall of his room, but somehow all the books end up dumped into these two rolling plastic bins instead.
I wanted to give him a spot close to the bed for his favorite books, as well as some toy storage. His stuffed animal zoo is overflowing, and he barely has room to sleep with his fuzzy friends all over the bed!
Let’s get building!
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Materials Needed for DIY Kids Bookshelf
- One sheet of ¾” plywood (you’ll only need about 2/3 of a full sheet)
- Wood glue
- Edge banding
- 1 ¼” pocket hole screws
- Pocket hole jig
- Brad nailer and 1 ¼” brad nails
- You could also use a countersink bit and 1 ¼” screws.
- Circular saw or track saw
- Wood filler