A child's cubby helps organize the space, makes the clothes or toys accessible and teaches your child to put things away. It also looks great in a room and keeps things off the floor and surfaces. This is what you'll need to build a child's cubby.
Here's how to make a cubby:
- Cut two 12-by-12-inch (30.5-by-30.5 centimeter) squares and two 11-by-12-inch (28-by-30.5 centimeter) rectangles out of the birch veneer plywood.
- Cut a 12-by-12-inch (30.5-by-30.5 centimeter) square out of the ¼-inch plywood for the back [source: doityourself]. Glue the 11-inch (28 centimeter) sides from step 1 to the 12-inch (30.5 centimeter) squares, forming a box. Clamp the box together. Let the glue dry. Nail the box together with finishing nails.
- Glue the 12-by-12-inch (30.5-by-30.5 centimeter) plywood square onto the back. Nail it on with finishing nails.
- Sand the surface using the random-orbit sander or sandpaper. Brush off the dust with the rag [source: doityourself].
- Paint your cubby or coat it with polyurethane.
- Attach the cubby to the wall with screws and wall anchors [source: thisoldhouse].
Remember to always wear your safety equipment when operating the jig saw.