toy box #2 & #3

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Keywords: 
toy box, kids, storage, playroom

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About This Project

3/4" plywood, #2 pine boards, cove moulding

open toy boxes with personalization

Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Estimated Time Investment: 
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used: 
1. one coat primer 2. two coats semi-gloss white 1. three coats Behr paint + primer Signature blue
Estimated Cost: 
$35.00 each

Comments

These are beautiful! What do you use for the lettering? I recently made the stackable toy boxes for my nieces and wanted to put their initials on them. I practice on a piece of plywood, but I didn't like the results.

I agree with the others, your builds are always so beautiful. Question on cost: I noticed Lily's toy box cost you $50 and these cost you $35. Was it because these weren't cabinet grade. My co-worker wants me to make one for her daughter for Christmas and I'd like to keep the cost down while still having a nice product, of course!

because I was able to use some scraps for the sides and short molding pieces. They are still cabinet grade, I wouldn't recommend using regular 3/4" plywood - it's too rough even with sanding it would be very rustic. One sheet of cabinet grade 3/4" plywood costs $29 at my HD, you can definitely get all your pieces from one sheet. Plus to keep costs down make the base molding out of plywood scraps rather than buying new especially if you are painting. I guess if you have to buy everything: 3/4 ply, 1 x 2s and cove molding it would be closer to $40 plus paint and primer. Good luck, such a nice sizable, sturdy, functional gift.

because I was able to use some scraps for the sides and short molding pieces. They are still cabinet grade, I wouldn't recommend using regular 3/4" plywood - it's too rough even with sanding it would be very rustic. One sheet of cabinet grade 3/4" plywood costs $29 at my HD, you can definitely get all your pieces from one sheet. Plus to keep costs down make the base molding out of plywood scraps rather than buying new especially if you are painting. I guess if you have to buy everything: 3/4 ply, 1 x 2s and cove molding it would be closer to $40 plus paint and primer. Good luck, such a nice sizable, sturdy, functional gift.

I really like the look of this toy box! Would it be hard to add a lid with hinges ? Thanks

Hi, is the footer attached with nails or screws? Anna's directions aren't clear because step 2 which outlines the footer is a duplicate of step one which is about fastening the sides and front.

Thanks a bunch! One more question, I have the same base moulding you chose, how did you get the top corners to line up so seamlessly? When I put mine together as a sample they don't fit well at the top

I used 3/4" plywood and cut out the arch with a jig saw. The corners should line up fine if your box is square. Once you attach the footer piece then miter cut the cove moulding and it should sit perfectly on the ledge of that footer. You can see more process picks in my posts here:

http://thatsmyletter.blogspot.com/2011/11/t-is-for-toy-box-4.html

http://thatsmyletter.blogspot.com/2011/05/t-is-for-toy-box.html