Fast Fix: Kids Rooms

Stair Post Kid's Desk

Learn how wooden posts, plywood and a little patience can create a custom, kid-size desk.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Attach Plywood to Posts

With help from a friend, firmly hold plywood still and in place perpendicular to post. Using drill, attach posts to plywood with wood screws directly through plywood and into top of post.

Add Trim

Using nail gun, attach mitered pieces of 1x3 MDF to front of plywood.

Prep for Paint

Fill gaps, nail holes and screw holes with wood filler using putty knife. Caulk spaces between trim and plywood with caulk gun. Once wood filler and caulk have fully dried, sand all surfaces using orbital sander and medium-grit sanding pads. Wipe dust from surfaces with damp cloth.

We Recommend...

How to Build Child-Sized Table and Stools

How to Build Child-Sized Table and Stools

Save money by building a child-sized table and matching stools yourself. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

Train-Themed Boy's Bedroom

Train-Themed Boy's Bedroom

See how a little boy's bedroom is transformed from a nursery into a "big-boy" room.

(8 photos)
Advertisement

HGTV Inspiration Newsletter

Create your unique, personal style with advice and inspiration from HGTV.