Build This Easy DIY Kids Book Storage Unit With Only 2 Pieces Of Wood
This project is sponsored by WorkPro Tools!
Is there anything sweeter than your little one cuddled up in your lap with a book?
The answer is no, absolutely not!
Storytime is the only time my bat-wielding mess of a toddler will relax & let his momma hold him all snuggly.
So we have a lot of books y’all, like a lot a lot!
Naturally I had to come up with a super cute book storage idea.
So I grabbed my pink tool bag & made this easy DIY book hammock
WorkPro tools is a Gold Partner of National Breast Cancer Foundation inc & I am honored to use their pink tool line for this project!
- First measure the 1×4 boards to the height you want the hammock to be. I went with 2’ tall.
- Next I used a miter saw to cut the boards down to 2’. Cut (4) 1×4 boards total down to size.
- After you have the boards cut down to size turn the miter saw to a 38 degree angle & cut an angle on one side of the board.
TIP: Use the first angle you cut to trace the rest of the boards so you know where to start the blade & can guarantee they are all even!
- Next, measure & mark the 1×2 board for how wide you want the book holder to be. I decided 2’ was perfect.
- After you cut the 1×2 to size you should have a total of 6 boards.
- Now it’s time to assemble the legs. I did this the cheating way & stood both leg pieces up on the table. Once they stood evenly on the table I clamped the center down to hold the angle.
- Once you have them clamped down, use 1” screws to attach them together. This pink drill had some power yall, those screws went in like butter!
- After one leg is built, you can start attaching your 1×2 pieces to the top of the X. I used wood glue for a little extra hold.. I did mention my two year old loves a bat so things need to be extra tough!
- Then I used a screw to secure the 1×2 to the leg. I only used one screw because I was worried about the wood splitting, but the glue should be enough to keep it secure.
This is how it should look when you have 1 side complete. Attach the other side the same way.
- Now the building is done, it’s time for the finishing! I used flat white paint on my book storage unit, but feel free to get a little crazy with the colors!
Adding Fabric To The Book Hammock
Now we can add the fabric to our book holder! I went with this fun polka dot pattern to add some color to Eli’s room.
- First, measure the width you will need the fabric to cover. It should be the length you cut the 1×2’s to, but it never hurts to double check the measurements.
- Once you have the width, fold the fabric into those measurements. You could also cut the fabric but this just seemed easier.
- Then, I added a line of hot glue to the edge to keep the fold in place. This WorkPro hot glue gun is cordless which is everything!
- To attach the fabric I used a staple gun. Simply fold it over one side of the 1×2 & secure it with staples.
- I overlapped the fabric so that the pattern would also be on the top side of the hammock, but that’s just a preference. Secure the other side with more staples.
That’s it yall! The WorkPro tools made it a breeze to assemble this sweet book storage, they are all made with great quality. Don
I absolutely love how it came out & the pattern adds a fun pop of color to his nursery!
Eli is obsessed with putting books in & out of his new book rack so I would call this DIY project a huge success & dubbing Eli the official book manager!
The next question is what project will my pink WorkPro tool bag & I get into next! Plus check out more book storage ideas here!