This book and toy storage bin is versatile and could be used for virtually anything, plus the dimensions could be modified to suit your needs.

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Saw
  • Sander
  • Drill


Wood Products

  • 1 1x12 board , 1x12x6
  • 1 1x10 board , 1x10x6

Hardware & Supplies

  • 4 Furniture Legs
  • 18 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 1 Stain (or paint)

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Front and Back, 1x12x6 board , 20" long
  • 2 Sides, 1x12x6 board , 9 1/4" long
  • 1 Bottom, 1x10x6 board , 18 1/2" long


  • Cut Your Wood

    Cut your wood to the listed dimensions.

  • Sand

    Use a sander to smooth edges.

  • Drill Pocket Holes

    Drill pocket holes as follows:
    3 holes on both parallel sides of your 1x10 board
    2 holes on both parallel ends of your 1x10 board
    (so there should be pocket holes all the way around the perimeter of your 1x10 bottom piece)

    2 holes on each of the longest parallel sides of your 1x12 side pieces

  • Build Your Box

    Using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws, attach your 1x12 front, back, and side pieces to the bottom 1x10 board, creating a box. When you add the last side it might be a tight fit, so I recommend using a short bit and a compact size drill if possible.

  • Stain or Paint

    Using stain or paint of your choice, finish your bin. I used Provincial colored stain.

  • Add Legs

    Use small screws to attach prefabricated legs. I found some gold furniture legs on Amazon, but you can use any style you choose.