No cuts required to build this dress up center! Free easy DIY plans from Ana-White.com
4 - 1x12 @ 48”
2 - 1x10 @ 48”
1 - 1x6 @ 48”
2 - 1x2 @ 48”
4 - Caster Wheels with screws for attaching
1 - 1 1/4” closet rod
2 closet rod pockets
No cuts required!!!!
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Attach bottom to the sides. This will create a compartment in the bottom for shoes and accessories.
This is optional if you want to use a jigsaw to cut out the top of the sides - it’s totally up to you!
Attach sides to the bottom compartment with screws.
Now the back - this will provide a back for the top shelf so little shoes and hats and crowns stay on the top shelf. Just screw to the sides.
Just because it’s DIY doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make something nice! These aren’t absolutely necessary, but at $1 for both, these little boards called 1x2s will strengthen up your shelves and give your project a finishing tough. Just screw or nail to the top shelf and ends.
You could use a shower curtain rod here, but I just went ahead and got some closet rod pockets and a closet rod that was already the right length - 48”! So all I have to do is attach the closet rod pockets inside the dress up center and put the closet rod in!
Now just add the caster wheels and personalize the dress up center so your little one knows it was made just for them! And that’s it - we are done!!!!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.