Playroom Shelf Unit

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Project by TurbineTester posted 06-10-2010 10:21 PM 2503 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ignore the mess all around the red thing in the middle. :)

This is a shelf unit I made from 1/2” MDF for our playroom. It was deisgned and built around the dimensions of the green and blue baskets you see, which are from Target. There are dados in the top, middle and bottom shelf for the dividers. This was when i declared that i had made my last project out of MDF. It’s sooooo dusty. Never again. Please ignore the mess, and also know that we do not buy our children all those toys. I would say that 95% of the toys we have were given to us by family members and my wife’s kindergarten teacher co-workers who all have older children.

I hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to build a better one and share it with all of us!

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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#1 posted 06-10-2010 10:22 PM

Very nice work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 06-10-2010 11:55 PM

I can relate to the mess I have 1 Granddaughter she takes every toy out of her toybox (her great grandfather made) and scatters them all over our living room.

I looked at MDF since it is suppose to be cheaper but it cost as much as AC Interior plywood.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#3 posted 06-11-2010 12:59 AM

I have a 3 yr old granddaughter living in my house. She needs a room just to hold her toys maybe I should build something like that to store them. Thanks for the idea…................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#4 posted 06-11-2010 06:12 AM

I built a similar unit to hold plastic bins with covers for my son’s toys. For a couple of weeks putting everything back in bins and putting the bins on the shelf was a game, it was great!

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#5 posted 06-11-2010 11:52 AM

very well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 03:39 PM

Great job!! I need something like this, I have eight grandchildren.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 08-04-2011 05:54 PM

Great Idea…I see one of these in my near future. My kids playroom is out of hand!!!!

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#8 posted 10-05-2012 01:33 PM

I NEED to build one of these…Good work!

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#9 posted 09-12-2017 04:32 PM

This is a very nice playroom shelf. The color looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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