This step by step diy woodworking project is about toy box plans. If you want to learn more about building a beautiful lego toy box, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building a toy box, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the toy box to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.
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Toy box plans
- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 13 1/4″ x 16 1/2 long SIDES
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 13 1/4″ x 36″ long FACES
- C – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 34 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ long BOTTOM
- D – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long SUPPORT
- E – 16 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 15 1/2″ x 36″ long LID
- Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
- One Day
Building a toy box
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the side components of the small toy box. Mark the cut lines on the 3/4″ plywood sheets and get the job done using a proper circular saw. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper. Make holes for the handles if you want to transport the box from one place to another easily.
Next, build the faces for the toy box and attach them to the sides. Align the edges with attention until they are flush. Drill pocket holes along the vertical edges of the side components and secure them to the perpendicular components using 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Build the bottom out of 3/4″ plywood. Cut the component out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes along the four edges. Fit the component to the box and secure it to the side walls using 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps.
Fit the 2×2 supports to the corners and secure them into place using 2″ screws and glue. The corner supports will reinforce the structure of the box.
Building the lid for the toy box is easy. Build the support out of 1×4 lumber and secure it to the structure by using finishing nails and glue. Then, cut the lid out of 3/4″ plywood and secure it to the support by using a piano hinge.
Cut out the round trims out of 2×4 lumber using a hole saw drill bit. Align them to the lid and secure them into place using finishing nails and glue.
If you want to add a personal touch to the project, we recommend you to build the handle for the toy box out of a piece of 2×4 lumber. Use a jigsaw to make the curved cuts and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.
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