Library Book Cart!

Submitted by vpihoney on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 07:14

I built the library book cart to organize all my toddler and preschooler's books. What we were using just wasn't cutting it; the books end up being scattered everywhere. I love the idea of a pretend library cart (I used to work in one...), and the kids can feel like they have the library in their room! They're playing "library" as I type!

This was an easy build. I used 1 1/4" screws for the 2-in castor wheels for 3 out of 4 screws per castor where I had enough depth. I also used wood glue. For the 4th screw per castor, I used 1/2" screws. This was mainly due to being all I had on hand...not sure if it was correct. We'll see if the wheels hold up with the weight of all the books! Other than those changes, I followed Ana's plans.

Oh, and I managed to create handles without really knowing what I was doing! They turned out OK. I tried two different methods for each handle, but basically used a drill, chisel, and jigsaw and then sanded, sanded, sanded after I made the cut. I think I can do better next time!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
whitewood pine
Finish Used
I used a spray primer in white and then painted a leftover semi-gloss finish in an eggshell color using a roller and paint brush.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Mon, 06/27/2011 - 09:13

Your library cart looks great! Good Job. My daughter loves playing with hers too, and the best part is how easy they are to put away :)

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