In taking a look at her pictures and reading her description, I found that this simple craft storage system would also be a good opportunity to teach some basic woodworking skills. The storage center system is really a simple set of shelves and dividers, but, of course, I had to add my own touch.
As a result, these free woodworking plans also include an option to add a fold-down ironing board that tucks up out of the way when not in use, but still allows for easy access to all of the cubby holes.
One important point: if this system is built precisely as drawn in the downloadable free woodworking plans (and shown in the pictures), at least one of the two standards (the tall sides of the unit) must be screwed securely to wall studs. Otherwise, I'd strongly advise attaching a couple of sheets of 1/4" or 1/2" plywood to the back of the unit to provide some lateral strength.
You might also consider some screen mold to cover the exposed plywood edges.
Download the Free Woodworking Plans (PDF) to build this Craft Storage Center (with optional Ironing Board).
- Woodworking: Easy
- Finishing: Paint, Stain or none
Time to Complete
- 3-4 Hours
- Table Saw or Circular Saw
- 6 - 3/4" sanded Plywood
- 1 - 2x4 x 4'
- 1 - 12" Piano Hinge
- 1 - 2" Hinge
- Tape Measure
- Framing Square
- Woodworking Glue
- 1-1/4" Wood Screws
- 4d Finish Nails or Pneumatic Finish Nailer