DIY building a Kids stuffed animal zoo storage unit! This was made using a repurposed (i.e., broken) kids dresser that we got for free by calling upon the social media gods through our local buy/sell/trade facebook group (sort of like Craigslist). We were fortunate that the only real problem with the dresser was the drawers – we didn't need them anyways! The only thing we purchased for this project was the bungee cord – we bought this 25′ marine grade bungee cord on eBay for $7. It was our only purchase, making this whole stuffed animal zoo cage pretty darn cheap. It's much cheaper than if we were to go buy the lumber and building materials ourselves.

Sam Adams was along for the ride to keep me company, replenish my fluids, and to show how quickly I completed this. It took less than hour from the time the dresser was unloaded in our garage to the time my kids were filling up their new zoo cage with their stuffed animals. Pretty cool.

There are several local buy/sell/trade facebook groups in my community that are really great – if you don't have a local buy/sell/trade FB group, please consider starting one up! It's all about REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! Keep it going and thanks for watching! 🙂