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Toyboxes are not typically associated with any class of high end furniture. I designed this shaker style toy box to change that! This maple storage solution doubles as a work table and can easily be converted into a coffee table once the kids have outgrown it!

Difficulty easy

Tools

Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Drill
    Drill
  • Miter saw
    Miter saw
  • Table saw
    Table saw
  • Sander
    Sander
  • Router
    Router
  • 16 Gauge Nail Gun
    16 Gauge Nail Gun

Materials

Wood Products

  • 1 Maple Boards , 1x4
  • 1 Maple Plywood , 3/4"
  • 1 Birch Plywood , 1/2

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Box of 2" Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (See tools list)
  • 1 Box of 1 1/2" Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (See tools list)
  • 1 24" Piano hinge
  • 1 Linseed Oil
  • 1 Wood Glue

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Maple plywood- Body , 29 1/2” x 15”
  • 2 Maple plywood- Body , 19 3/8” x 15”
  • 1 Birch plywood to be inset as the base of the toybox , 20” x 28 3/4”
  • 4 Solid maple to make up the stiles on the long faces of the box , 2” x 15” x 3/4"
  • 4 Solid maple to make up the stiles on the short faces of the box , 1 1/4” x 15” x 3/4"
  • 2 Solid maple to make up the top rails on the short faces of the box , 2” x 19 1/2” x 3/4"
  • 2 Solid maple to make up the bottom rails on the short faces of the box , 4” x 19 1/2” x 3/4"
  • 2 Solid maple to make up the top rails on the long faces of the box , 2” x 27 1/2” x 3/4"
  • 2 Solid maple to make up the bottom rails on the long faces of the box , 4” x 27 1/2” x 3/4"
  • 2 Solid maple to make up the stiles of the lid , 2” x 23” x 3/4"
  • 2 Solid maple to make up the rails of the lid , 2” x 28” x 3/4”
  • 1 Maple plywood to be the core of the lid , 28” x 18 7/8” x 3/4"

Directions

  • Cut

    Cut the pieces that make up the body of the box.

  • Cut

    Cut a rabbet in all of the pieces to fit a 1/2 bottom.

  • Join

    Join all of the pieces together with pocket holes and glue.

  • Cut

    Cut the frame pieces that will make up the panels on the box.

  • Screw

    Pocket hole all of those pieces and join them together.

  • Glue

    Glue and nail your panels to the faces of the box.

  • Build

    Construct the lid from the same material as the panels and secure a piece of 3/4” plywood in the center.

  • Attach hinge

    Attach the lid to the toy box with a 24” piano hinge.

  • Create Groove

    Use your router to create a finer groove in the lid.

  • Protection

    Finish your toy box with a clear coat to protect it.

  • Clean

    Clean up the floor!

  • Finished!

    And get to work!