Build an Easy DIY Kids’ Desk

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You don’t have to spend a ton of cash or take up half the room with a great looking study space for your kids. This DIY kids’ desk is a great project to tackle before they need to it the books!

What you’ll need:

  • two 12- or 14-inch L-shaped brackets
  • 2 16″ x 36″ wood panels
  • Elastic ribbon
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Screw eyes
  • Elastic cord
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Stapler

Make it:

  1. Paint both panels and let them dry.
  2. Mount both L-shaped brackets to the wall to create the desk panel. (Screw desk into the brackets for safety)
  3. To make the backboard of this desk, stretch elastic ribbon around a 16″ x 36″ wood board in a grid and staple to back. This is great for showing off an A+ or recent artwork.
  4. Insert two screw eyes into either side of the panel’s front (about 5 inches up from bottom).
  5. Thread elastic cord through the holes and knot on one side. This can hold an open textbook or notebook.
  6. Mount board using the appropriate screws for your wall.

Originally published in the September 2014 issue of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine.

August 11, 2015| DIY Home, Uncategorized