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??
Tools Needed for this Wooden Kids Desk Build
- Kreg Jig, Screws and Drill
- Wood Glue
- Brad Nailer and Nails
- Miter Saw
- Sander and Sandpaper
- Straight-Edge Cutting Guide
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! 🙂
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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.
More photos of this DIY Kids Desk with Storage Drawers
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.
Feeling inspired? Now you’re ready to build this DIY Kids Desk With Storage Drawers. Let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.