Action Figure Display Shelf
This simple to build shelf is a great way to decrease the toy clutter by getting your kids’ favorite action figures (in this case, Pokémon) off of the ground and displayed neatly. Both the dimensions and the theme of the shelf can be easily customized to best house the particular action figure collection that’s taken over your home.
Random orbital sander
Drill press (optional)
- 1 Board , 3/4” x 3” x 8ft
- 1 MDF Panel , 1/8” x 2ft x 2ft
Hardware & Supplies
- 1 Box of 1 ¼ pocket hole screws (see tools list)
- 1 Box of 1" brad nails
- 1 Sandpaper
- 1 Spray paint (in your choice of color)
- 1 1/8” Clear Acrylic Sheet (optional)
- 1 Hinges (optional)
Cut List & Parts
- 2 Shelf sides , 3/4” x 3” x 12
- 1 Shelf top , 3/4" x 3” x 14”
- 1 Shelf bottom , 3/4” x 3” x 14”
- 2 Shelves , 3/4" x 3” x 14”
- 1 MDF Backer Board , 1/8” x 12” x 15.5”
Cut all shelf boards to size on your miter saw as per cut list or your specific requirements.
Using a random orbital sander, sand all of your pieces smooth.
Drill pocket holes
Using your favorite Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig (I used the 720PRO) drill 2 holes at each end of your top and bottom pieces as well as your shelves.
This step can be considered optional, but if you really want the shelf to fit the theme of your kids’ favorite characters, spray paint the individual shelf pieces with the appropriate colors (in this case, red, black, and white).
Attach the top and bottom pieces to the side boards using 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Once that’s done, attach your shelves evenly spaced (in this case the shelves are spaced 3.5” apart.
Cut MDF backer
Using your circular saw or table saw, cut your 1/8” MDF backer to fit the back of your shelf. In this case, I cut the backer to 12” x 15-1/2”.
Attach MDF backer
Using a brad nailer and 1” brad nails, attach your MDF backer board to the back of your shelf.
Have your kids get those action figures off of the ground and organized neatly on their new shelf.