Store All Open Base For the Cube Collection

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 07/27/2010 - 07:59
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I like to call these "clean your own room" bins for preschoolers. They may not be old enough to organize, but even toddlers can stuff stuffed animals into these bins. And check out what Alexis did!


I'm loving this cube collection because it's so simple and easy to build, but also extremely functional and versatile.  I'm thinking these new pieces could straighten up even the messiest of entryways or call to order even the most cluttered of kid spaces.

Cube Collection, image by Ana White

In addition to the plans shown above, we also have the bookcase

6 Cube Bookshelf, Cube Collection, image by Ana White

All of these plans are designed around the fabric cubes that you can pick up just about anywhere for a very reasonable price in a variety of colors.  You can see all of the plans I have to date in this collection here.  I will also be adding a drawer base and hutch, and possibly one more bookshelf, and then we have a complete collection!

Open Storage Base, Cube Collection, image by Ana White

Today's plan?  This store-all clean open base unit that works with the lockers.  Oh, the things I could stuff in there.

Dimensions are shown above


Shopping List

1 - 20" wide project panel or MDF shelving 72" long 

1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long 
1 - 1x12 4 feet long 
1 - 1x8 @ 4 feet long 
1 - 1/4" Plywood, 1/4" sheet
Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

Please see attached PDF for full cut list and instructions.

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

Please reference the PDF for this plan.



Sat, 05/03/2014 - 16:09

So I am excited that I have found this plan and never really built my own furniture before. Assembling it I am great at but still trying to learn how to do them on my own. With that said can I get any help with creating something like this? I had a KidKraft Wall Storage in Espresso picked out for my infant son's room, however I am not sure where to start or begin. Apparently it is unavailable to ship up here in Alaska and I'd like to build it if I can. Here is the link to the item I desire to build:

Any help, pointers or suggestions would be great! Thank you!


Mon, 06/09/2014 - 23:50

It look like the demensions to this storage shelf are 37.125"L x 15.875"W x 48.875"H and the measurements for the top cubbies are 16.75''L x 10.75''W x 15''H, bottom cubbies 15''W x 12.2''H. Apparently the middle cubbies are 7" in height but vary in size. I was able to obtain these measurements from some one selling the item on eBay. I'm so new to this and have been so busy with work. I should have more time to focus on this when my job ends next month. Thank you for the help! I am excited to make my own furniture for way less and quality.

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