I asked The Husband to make a cubby storage unit for the play room that could also be a play table for the little girls.
We needed it to fit into a certain space in the room, here’s the finished product!
It has lots of room for toys and a ledge around the top so whatever they’re playing with on the table top won’t slip off…
Here’s how he built it…
First, he took measurements of the space we needed to fill and built a box. Then using cabinet-grade 3/4 ” plywood he: made the box and added dividers.
The Husband put the piece together using a strong method for connecting two pieces of wood called a dado.
A dado is ” a grove cut into one piece of wood into which another piece of wood fits snugly”. You can find more detailed instruction on using this method HERE.
He added small moldings to the edges with glue and finish nails –
Then clamped and taped them flush until the glue was dry.
I think in this picture he was testing the sturdiness of the cubby storage 🙂
To finish it off, he added an edge to the outside of the play-table and sanded everything smooth.
Lastly, yours-truly painted it… (looks cute next to the closet play-house doesn’t it?! posted HERE)
This is another one of those useful projects that starts with a simple box. You could easily make this square and put it in the center of the room…
This little cubby storage-play table helped get toys off the floor in the playroom and gave the tiny girls a place to build with blocks or play with their little people!
Best of all, in keeping with my one-word for 2012, it brings a bit of simplicity into our lives.
PS…I’m on a search for inexpensive pastel colored baskets…any ideas?
~Sending you love my friends~
My daughter Emma has a great blog post up about Baby Lucy’s 2nd birthday party…
Check it out!