Small Toy Box Plans

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If you want to learn more about small toy box plans, you have to take a close look over the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from, that we really recommend you to browse through the related plans before buying the materials and starting the assembly. This project will help you kids store their toys easily.

If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to plan everything with attention, as to prevent costly mistakes and to build a professional garden swing. Invest in high quality materials, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as the bench will be exposed to all kinds of weather. Apply a few coats of paint over the components, to enhance their appearance and to protect them from bad weather.

 

 

Wood toy box plans

Building a toy box

Building a toy box

 

  • 1 – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 13 1/4”x16 1/2″ SIDES
  • 2 – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 13 1/4”x36″ FACES
  • 3 – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 16 1/2″x34 1/2″ BOTTOM
  • 4 – 4 piece of 2×2 lumber – 12 1/2″ POSTS
  • 5 – 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 36”, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 15 1/2″x36″  LID 
  • One day

 

 

How to build a toy box

Building the ends of the toy box

Building the ends of the toy box

First of all, you need to build the sides of the small wooden toy box. Mark the cut lines on the 3/4″ plywood sheets and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth. Drill a starting holes and use a jigsaw to make the handle. Smooth the edges thoroughly.

Fitting the sides

Fitting the sides

The next step is to assemble the frame of the toy box. As you can notice in the diagram, we recommend you to drill pilot holes through the front and back components and to insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Make sure the edges are flush and the corners right-angled. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

Attaching the bottom

Attaching the bottom

Build the bottom of the toy box out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes along the edges. Fit the plywood panel to the frame and secure it to the sides by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and leave no gaps between the components.

Attaching the corner posts

Attaching the corner posts

 

Build the corner posts out of 2×2 lumber. Fit the posts to the interior of the toy box. Drill pilot holes through the frame and secure them to the posts using 1 1/4″ screws or nails. Leave no gaps between the posts and the frame of the toy box.

Fitting the lid

Fitting the lid

The next step of the project is to build the lid of the toy box. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to attach a 1×3 slat to the back of the toy box. Secure it to the frame using finishing nails. Afterwards, build the lid out of 3/4″ plywood and secure it to the support slat using galvanized screws. In addition, we recommend you to install a handle to the toy box.

Small toy box

Small toy box

Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, we recommend you to check if the components are locked into place properly and structure is rigid enough for your garden. Make sure there are no protruding screws or sharp edges.

PRO TIP: Fill the holes with a good wood filler and smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper. Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect them from decay. Check out the rest of the project to learn more about building garden projects.

 

 

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