What’s a DIY blogger’s worst fear? Losing all her in progress photos! I recently wrapped up building a wooden stuffed animal zoo (and unfortunately, I suffered from a bit of memory loss). I built the toy storage following free plans by Ana White! I also followed Jamie at That’s My Letter’s blog post on her build of the toy storage. This is a really easy project, and you should be able to knock it out in one weekend.
How to Build A Wooden Stuffed Animal Zoo
As I mentioned earlier, I lost most of my in progress photos. *insert sad face* Once you have the frame of the toy zoo built, sanded, stained (or painted) and sealed it’s time to add the hardware and rope! This was actually the hardest part of the entire project for me.
For the finish, I used ECOS Paints Woodshield Stain (Special Walnut) and Varnish (Satin).
Install the Eye Screws
You will want to have a pair of pliers on hand for screwing in the eye screws. By the time I reached the last eye screw, my hands were pretty sore.
String and secure the rope
I cut four pieces of rope (one for each side), looped it through the eyes of the screws, and secured each end with a rope clamp. Closing the clamps was a bit of a tedious process. In hindsight, I think I would have used one long piece of rope so I would only need to secure two ends.
DIY Wooden Stuffed Animal Zoo Storage
This wooden zoo is a really nice way to store your little one’s stuffed animals!