Bookcase or homeschool station?

Submitted by ewinter on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 18:35

We've made the decision to homeschool our almost 5 year old daughter starting in September. The dining room will be the school room, but I don't want to lose my table in the process. So I began looking for good storage options. I saw the Display-It-Storage Mirror on the PB Teen website and loved it! Right up until I choked on the price tag. I went inspiration hunting and found Ana's Willy bookcase plans. I modified the Highrise Condo Willy bookcase, added a base with lazy susan hardware and a top outfitted with crown molding. Then I bought some cork on Amazon to create a cork board on one side, a role of dry erase paper to create a dry erase board on the other side and framed them. On the back, I hung a bathroom organizer with lots of pockets for dry erase pens, push pins, pencils, tape, scissors, etc. Finishing touch was my daughter's choice of scrapbook paper for the inside backing.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine for the bookcase, bases and molding. 3/4 Plywood for the back of the case.
Finish Used
High Gloss Behr paint in Cappuccino White.
Recommended Skill Level

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