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Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
  • Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
  • Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
  • Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
  • Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
  • Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves
  • Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves

Kids Desk and Cubby Shelves

Built these for a friend's daughter as a birthday surprise. The cubby shelves are made from MDF and provide storage and organization space. The desk is made from plywood and a laminate top. The desk uses collapsible shelf brackets so it can be dropped down when not in use.

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RYOBI Nation Creative Team
RYOBI Nation Creative Team

What a great use of space! Form and function at its finest!

grover959
grover959

Thanks, it was a fun project in that we were able to build it the fit the layout of the room.

olivegirl
olivegirl

Love this.

jennifersplace03
jennifersplace03

This is a great project for a small room!

dwirving68
dwirving68

This is great!

mjjones
mjjones

Excellent work! What paint and process did you use? I always end up with stickiness when I paint surfaces like this.

grover959
grover959

Thanks. I applied Zinsser 123 stain block / primer to the MDF with a foam roller and once dry, lightly sanded before painting. I then used a general purpose paint (Rustloeum Painters Touch) in gloss. For small projects I've had good success applying paint on MDF projects with a foam roller. For big projects I use an HLVP sprayer, it cuts my painting time in half and provides a crystal clear finish without brush or roller marks. With my particular HVLP sprayer I have to slightly thin latex paint but many of the newer sprayers can spray without thinning.

For projects that have a lot of hand contact, I apply a couple thin coats of clear coat (Polycrylic) for additional protection. I really like using an HVLP sprayer to apply Polycrylic because it's super easy to spray and cleanup. I've used the same technique when applying a protective clear coat to kitchen cabinets after painting them and they're held up really well.

Good luck on your projects.

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Project Information

Difficulty: Easy

Materials Used:

  • spring loaded collapsible shelf bracket

  • 3/4" mdf (for cubbies)

  • 3/4" plywood (for desk surface)

  • white laminate used for desk surface


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