This instructable will guide you through the steps to make the dress up organizer shown here. If your kids like to play dress up, but you don't like to have the clothes and all of the accessories scattered around the house then you will want keep reading.
Drill and Drill Bits
Wood Saw (Miter or Manual)
Hammer (Brad nail gun will save some time)
(3) 1/4" x 2' x 4' Sheets of Plywood - Or enough to make all of the pieces. These worked good for me because I don't have a truck to haul full sheets of plywood.
(2) 1" x 2" x 6' Pine boards
(1) 7/8" x 4' Wooden Dowel - Mine was poplar wood
1-1/2" wood screws
3/4" x 18 gauge brad nails - Or similar finishing nails if you don't have a nail gun
Step 1: Cut the Panels
SETUP A CUTTING GUIDE
If you are using a jig saw like me you can setup a guide, using one of the 1" x 2" x 6' boards, to help you make a straight cut. First, measure from the edge of the saw base that will be against the guide to the blade (see Picture 2). Let's say this dimension is 1-1/2". Then, clamp your guide board to the plywood and add or subtract the 1-1/2" dimension depending on what side of the guide you are cutting.
MAKING THE CUTS
You will need to cut the following size panels from the 1/4" plywood:
- (3) 1' x 3' Panels
- (2) 1' x 4' Panels
If you are using the same size materials from the material list 1/4" x 2' x 4' panels you can make the following cuts:
-- Cut 1' off of the 4' length on two of the 2' x 4' panels. This will leave you with two 2' x 3' panels. Then cut each of the two panels in half so that you have four 1' x 3' panels, one of which will be extra.
-- Cut the third 2' x 4' panel in half to get the two 1' x 4' vertical panels.
Remember the old saying -- "Measure twice, cut once"