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How to Make a Children's Book Bin

Creating a special place for children's books can help encourage a love of reading and foster independence in young readers. One way to create a special place for children's books is by making a children's book bin. To make a children's book bin, you will need to gather a few supplies as stated or bin that is the appropriate size for your child's books, some labels to organize the books by category, and some decorations or stickers to make the bin more visually appealing. This project is easy and fun and can be made by all.

Materials needed:

  • ¾"x4'x8' Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • Table saw or portable circular saw and straightedge
  • Four clamps with at least 16" of jaw capacity
  • Wood glue (optional)
  • Cordless drill/driver
  • Countersink drill bit
  • #8x1½" flathead screws (46)
  • Wood putty
  • Spackling knife
  • Sandpaper or sanding block
  • Tack cloth
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush or paint roller
  • Wallpaper (optional)
  • Four legs
  • Four leg mounting plates

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