Kids Workbench with Top Shelf

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Submitted by jamie_C on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 20:36

We built this workbench for our two-year old's birthday coming up this weekend. Really excited to see his expression when we show it to him! Built the whole thing out of scraps on hand- used 1x4's instead of 1x3s(that's what we had), and MDF for the bottom and backing. Used some scrap plywood and 2x2(support) for the top shelf. Added some hooks to the underside of the shelf & along the back to hang all the toy tools!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Scrap Pine, plywood, and MDF
Finish Used
Spray painted everything but the base and backboard with generic red spray paint. Sanded the edges and across all areas to give it a well-loved look (it's a workbench, right?!). Still debating if we will stain over it. Will finish later with a clear poly coat.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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