Build This Easy Kids Book Storage Unit With Only 2 Pieces Of Wood
This project is sponsored by WORKPRO® Tools
Build This Easy Kids Book Storage Unit With Only 2 Pieces Of Wood
This project is sponsored by WORKPRO® Tools
Is there anything sweeter than your little one cuddled up in your lap with a book?
The answer is no, absolutely not!
Storytime is the only time my bat-wielding mess of a toddler will relax & let his momma hold him all snuggly.
So we have a lot of books y’all, like a lot a lot!
Naturally I had to come up with a super cute book storage idea.
So I grabbed my pink tool bag & made this easy DIY book hammock
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First measure the 1×4 boards to the height you want the hammock to be. I went with 2’ tall.
Next I used a miter saw to cut the boards down to 2’. Cut (4) 1×4 boards total down to size.
After you have the boards cut down to size turn the miter saw to a 38 degree angle & cut an angle on one side of the board.
TIP: Use the first angle you cut to trace the rest of the boards so you know where to start the blade & can guarantee they are all even!
Next, measure & mark the 1×2 board for how wide you want the book holder to be. I decided 2’ was perfect.
After you cut the 1×2 to size you should have a total of 6 boards.
Now it’s time to assemble the legs. I did this the cheating way & stood both leg pieces up on the table. Once they stood evenly on the table I clamped the center down to hold the angle.
Once you have them clamped down, use 1” screws to attach them together. This pink drill had some power yall, those screws went in like butter!
After one leg is built, you can start attaching your 1×2 pieces to the top of the X. I used wood glue for a little extra hold.. I did mention my two year old loves a bat so things need to be extra tough!
Then I used a screw to secure the 1×2 to the leg. I only used one screw because I was worried about the wood splitting, but the glue should be enough to keep it secure.
This is how it should look when you have 1 side complete. Attach the other side the same way.
Now the building is done, it’s time for the finishing! I used flat white paint on my book storage unit, but feel free to get a little crazy with the colors!
Adding Fabric To The Book Hammock
Now we can add the fabric to our book holder! I went with this fun polka dot pattern to add some color to Eli’s room.
First, measure the width you will need the fabric to cover. It should be the length you cut the 1×2’s to, but it never hurts to double check the measurements.
Once you have the width, fold the fabric into those measurements. You could also cut the fabric but this just seemed easier.
Then, I added a line of hot glue to the edge to keep the fold in place. This WORKPRO® hot glue gun is so easy to use. Since it's cordless, it moves around so, so easily.
To attach the fabric I used the staple gun. Simply fold it over one side of the 1×2 & secure it with staples. I particularly like using the WORKPRO® staple gun, it's really versatile and accepts a bunch of different types of fasteners.
I overlapped the fabric so that the pattern would also be on the top side of the hammock, but that’s just a preference. Secure the other side with more staples.
That’s it yall! The WORKPRO® Tools made it a breeze to assemble this sweet book storage, they are all made with great quality. So pretty in pink and packing some real power!
I absolutely love how it came out & the pattern adds a fun pop of color to his nursery!
Eli is obsessed with putting books in & out of his new book rack so I would call this DIY project a huge success & dubbing Eli the official book manager!
The next question is what project will my pink WORKPRO® Tool Bag & I get into next! Plus check out more book storage ideas here!
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