Bookshelves from Kids Storage Leg Desk

Submitted by Ktosaka on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 19:58

I created this pair of bookshelves from the Kids Storage Leg Desk plan for my two older children to help relieve their book clutter. I used the larger boards from a pallet and a couple of boards I scored at the local ReStore that had been abandoned from a bed frame for $4. With stains I had on hand, I think we did this for around $5. The pallet wood was shorter than the lengths given in the plan, so these book shelves were made at the height of 1/2 of a pallet board or about 22". They work great for what we need and when the kids outgrow these, I have one kid still under the age of two that can use it as a desk and all we'll need is to add the desktop.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$5
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
pallet and reclaimed wood
Finish Used
1. One coat of Watco Danish oil in cherry with a couple of coats of quick drying Minwax polyurethane.
2. One coat of Minwax provincial stain with a couple of coats of quick drying Minwax polyurethane.
The pallet wood really soaks in the stain so wiping it off didn't do much to lighten it up.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner