Build this simple coloring desk for your little one in about an hour with these easy plans! This is designed to be a standing desk for toddler heights, or sit-down desk for youth with a child sized chair.

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Circular Saw (cordless)
    Circular Saw (cordless)
  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Sander


Wood Products

  • 1 Plywood , 1/2" Thick , Half Sheet
  • 3 Select Pine , 2x2 , 96"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 40 1" Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (coarse thread)

Cut List & Parts

  • 4 Desk Legs , 1.5"x1.5" x17"
  • 4 Desk Legs (Long Sides) , 1.5"x1.5"x25"
  • 1 Desk Top , 1/2"x21"x34"
  • 2 Desk Leg Support Pieces , 1.5"x1.5"x33"


  • Drill Pocket Holes In Desk Legs

    Drill two pocket holes in either end of the four 17" leg pieces, and the 33" leg pieces.

  • Assemble Legs

    Create two rectangles by connecting the two 17" leg pieces to the two 25" leg pieces. Be sure the pocket holes are facing outward, and the edges are flush.

  • Attach Support Pieces

    Attach the two sets of legs using the 33" support piece between. Place the second 33" support piece on the opposite side.

  • Attach Legs to Desk Top

    Place the assembled legs on the desk top (pocket hole side down), with a 1/2" overhang on all sides. Screw through the legs into the desk top to secure in place.

  • Paint, Stain, Or Seal

    Sand all the edges very smooth (no splinters for your little ones!), and optionally route the edges of the desk top. Finally paint, stain, or just seal the wood if you choose to leave it in it's natural finish.
    Then enjoy!