Our daughter was in need of a storage unit in her room to help organize toys and books so we decided to build her an open storage unit with baskets. While it is a simple design, we wanted to add a little flare by installing beveled edges to the front of it rather than just standard plywood edge banding. With a few sheets of plywood we were able to make something that we think is pretty cool.
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Disclosure: This project was sponsored by DAP Products however the design opinions are 100% my own.
Full Project Video
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Time to Complete
- (2) 3/4” x 4’ x 8’ Plywood
- 3/4” x 2’ x 2’ Plywood
- 1/4” x 4’ x 8’ Plywood
- (2) 1 x 2 x 8’ Boards
- 1 x 6 x 6’ Board
- 1-1/4” Pocket Screws
- 1-1/4” Brad Nails or Pin Nails
- DAP Premium Wood Filler
- DAP Alex Ultra
- DAP Weldwood Wood Glue
- Primer & Paint
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How to Build an Open Storage Unit
Time needed: 1 day.
- Assemble Unit
- Install Additional Vertical Panels
- Install Shelves
- Cut Beveled Trim
- Install Beveled Trim
- Install Back
- Caulk, Fill, Prime, and Paint
We actually did this a little out of order. We started the finishing process before installing the shelves by first filling any wood joints adjacent to the trim with DAP Premium Wood Filler.
Then, after a good sanding we applied the primer and paint to the unit, shelves and back. Since our unit is white, we applied caulk later. If going with a color you would want to complete assembly and caulk before painting.
After completing the unit we then applied DAP Alex Ultra to all the cubbies and this not only makes those joints disappear, with their Anti-Shrink technology, it will make sure you don’t see any cracking in the caulk as the wood moves.
- Assemble Base
- Install Base
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