Grab the printable Woodworking Build Plans for this beautiful DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers. Includes full build steps and build overview video to help you build your own. DIY furniture plan for a kids executive style desk.

DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers

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Woodworking Build Plans for this beautiful DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers.

Since all of my builds are things that I design and build to use in my own home, I almost never get the chance to build the same plan twice. But, since I have 2 little boys, I needed 2 of these DIY Kids Desk with Storage Drawers. It was fun getting the chance to tweak the design a bit from 1 desk to the next. 🙂

You can find photos of the Flat-Panel version of this sweet little childrens desk with storage here. I painted that desk red for my red-loving little guy. And, went with light blue drawers on that red desk. You can see some peeks at that red desk in some of the pictures below.

To change up the second desk a bit, I used bead board panels. I have to say, I really love both versions of this desk, but that bead board version of this DIY Kids Desk is my favorite. On the blue desk, I went with light tan or khaki drawers. Which is your favorite??

Grab the printable Woodworking Build Plans for this beautiful DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers. Includes full build steps and build overview video to help you build your own. DIY furniture plan for a kids executive style desk.
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Tools Needed for this Wooden Kids Desk Build

It’s not necessary, but this Kreg Drawer Pull Jig makes installing pulls and handles incredibly quick and easy.

Quick Build Overview Video – DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers

Watch this short video to get a look at how this desk is built. The frame for the kids desk was joined with Kreg Jig Pocket Holes. The panels and moulding were added with wood glue and a brad nailer. This build takes time, but is definitely easy enough for a beginner woodworker.

You can find the full written tutorial and build photos on this DIY Childrens Desk Plans post. Or, you can watch the video and grab the printable build plans below. 🙂


Hello, DIY friends! You can download the printable build plan for this DIY Kids Desk with Storage Drawers here. These plans are currently free to email subscribers and for personal use only. They cannot be shared or sold without my permission. Please let me know if you have any questions and enjoy your build! 🙂

Step by step build plans for a wooden DIY Kids Desk with storage drawers. Build this beautiful little arts and craft or school desk for your kids. Printable build plans and build overview video included on tutorial.
My kids love having their own ‘office’. Those drawers are packed with their favorite drawings, toys, and Lego plans now. 🙂
Paintig the frame with my favorite line of paint for furniture and walls, Magnolia Homes by Kilz in the color Signature.
Paintig the frame with my favorite line of paint for furniture and walls, Magnolia Homes by Kilz.

Which paint colors did I use?

To finish the red version of this DIY Kids Desk with Storage, I used Magnolia Homes Paint by Kilz, in Eggshell, color matched to DecoArt Chalk Paint in Rouge. Or you can just use DecoArt Chalk Paint in Rouge (it’s nice too). The drawers on the red desk are painted the Magnolia Homes Paint by Kilz color Vibrant Horizon, in Eggshell. This is the same color I used on my kids’ bedroom wall.

On this blue version of the desk, I used Magnolia Homes by Kilz color Signature, in Eggshell. The drawers are painted Behr’s Sandstone Cove paint color.

I like the Magnolia Homes line because it’s so easy to work with on furniture and walls. Like chalk paint, it is quick drying and sands easily. I have to say, I don’t even prime with this paint. I’ve used this paint line in other colors on my DIY Laundry Table an DIY Console Table with Drawers too.

Step by step build plans for a wooden DIY Kids Desk with storage drawers. Build this beautiful little arts and craft or school desk for your kids. Printable build plans and build overview video included on tutorial.
These desks are in the playroom with the DIY Kids Play Kitchen I built them for Christmas, one year.

More photos of this DIY Kids Desk with Storage Drawers

Step by step build plans for a wooden DIY Kids Desk with storage drawers. Build this beautiful little arts and craft or school desk for your kids. Printable build plans and build overview video included on tutorial.
I love that bead board so much. And, cove moulding always makes everything look beautiful!
Grab the printable Woodworking Build Plans for this beautiful DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers. Includes full build steps and build overview video to help you build your own. DIY furniture plan for a kids executive style desk.
Using a different color inside drawers just makes furniture feel more special and custom.
Step by step build plans for a wooden DIY Kids Desk with storage drawers. Build this beautiful little arts and craft or school desk for your kids. Printable build plans and build overview video included on tutorial.
I used 1/2″ Birch Plywood for the top on the blue desk, with Danish Oil in Medium Walnut as the stain.
Grab the printable Woodworking Build Plans for this beautiful DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers. Includes full build steps and build overview video to help you build your own. DIY furniture plan for a kids executive style desk.
Last week, someone emailed me with pictures of the desk she built based off my plans. It’s always so cool seeing how other people put their own spin on my plans. She turned that lower drawer into a cabinet on her desk. I love that idea too!
Grab the printable Woodworking Build Plans for this beautiful DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers. Includes full build steps and build overview video to help you build your own. DIY furniture plan for a kids executive style desk.
Another view of that beautiful moulding. 🙂

Step by step build plans for a wooden DIY Kids Desk with storage drawers. Build this beautiful little arts and craft or school desk for your kids. Printable build plans and build overview video included on tutorial.

Step by step build plans for a wooden DIY Kids Desk with storage drawers. Build this beautiful little arts and craft or school desk for your kids. Printable build plans and build overview video included on tutorial.
That color is a-mazing, right?
Hard at work in his office. 🙂

Looking for more furniture build plans? You can find more of my DIY Woodworking and Furniture Projects on my YouTube Channel. Check out the most popular videos on my channel here.

You might also like this DIY Kids Play Kitchen Build. It has all the style of the big store-bought wood play kitchens, but with all the fun of the plastic store-bought play kitchens.

Yay! This Kids Play Kitchen DIY Woodworking Plan is an easy woodworking build with lots of fun additions that little kids will love! I have the tutorial, printable plans, and a video to help you get this built. #AbbottsAtHome #KidsKitchen #PlayKitchen #KidsKitchen #KidsFurniture #woodworking


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