How to Create an Easy Kids' Workbench

With just a few simple modifications, you can easily turn a basic bookshelf into a kid-friendly play workbench.

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Finished Children's Workbench

Materials Needed:

  • small 2-shelf bookshelf
  • drill
  • measuring tape
  • jigsaw
  • 1/4 sheet of pegboard
  • pegboard hooks
  • 2 sets of basic hinges

Create Doors

Measure width and heigh of bookshelf opening to determine size of doors. Cut two doors from pegboard.

Hang Doors

Attach doors to bookshelf with drill and hinges.

Add Hooks

Hang assorted pegboard hooks on front and inside of doors. Fill hooks with kids' play tools or, if kids are a bit older, a few not-too-sharp adult tools.

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