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Introduction: Beautiful Wood Toy Box

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About: Don''s 1st birthday my Fiance and I decided to make him something special, something that he could climb all over as he grows and use for years to come.

We decided we would make an elegant looking Hand Crafted Toy Box for him that was not only functional as a storage unit, but would also look good for 1 last update 2020/07/09 in public view so his parents could appreciate the aesthetic value of this highly functional item. We decided we would make an elegant looking Hand Crafted Toy Box for him that was not only functional as a storage unit, but would also look good in public view so his parents could appreciate the aesthetic value of this highly functional item.

In this Instructable I will give provide instruction on how to make this Beautiful Wood Toy Box with just basic power and hand tools.

Tools Needed

  • - Fine tooth handsaw and miter box
  • - Circular saw
  • - Power drill and drill bits
  • - Wood Glue
  • - palm sander
  • - Safety Glasses / dust mask
  • - Paint roller or brush

Materials Needed

  • - A box of 1-1/2""x2""x4"" thick sheet plywood 8'', cut evenly into 4 sections of 2'' (I had mine cut at the store to save room in my vehicle)
  • - around 30 linear feet of trim/baseboard material.
  • - 4pc - 6'' long piano hinge & small screws to attach
  • - 2 pc - 1"" wood strip 6''t just fall shut that should have a slow close so the lid of the toy box doesn''x4''x4'' into 2'' x 4''

Step 2: Building the Frame

Building the Fame

Now time to dive into the wood working. I wanted the final foot print of the finished toy box to be 2'' or just slightly smaller. So because we have 4 pieces of ply wood all 2'' we can make a box easily that will measure 2'' x2 deep using those 4 pieces ( front, back, bottom, 2-sides)

The Process

1 - Cut 1 of the Plywood pieces exactly in half so it measures 24""

2 - Now if we want the bottom of the toy box to be 24"" we have to remember and take into account the width of the plywood which is 3/4"" thick. If we were to leave the two side pieces at 24"" then our bottom piece would not fit and there would be a gap that is the width of 2 pieces of plywood (the front piece and the back piece) So we have to remove 1.5"" from as that cut side will have to be oriented facing the front or the back of the toy box not the top or bottom***

3 - Now that you have your plywood side pieces cut to 22.5"" tall its time to attach the 2""x2''t pre-drill***

4 - After you are done framing you should have a 2'' x 4''t worry. From here we are actually going to disassemble the front and sides of the box. Measuring down from the top of each piece we are going to cut off 8.5 inches giving us a height of 15.5"" wide to fill the gaps on the backrest from the cut offs of the side pieces.

7 - finish by the 1 last update 2020/07/09 cutting the front frame supports to be flush with the front plywood piece.7 - finish by cutting the front frame supports to be flush with the front plywood piece.

Build Root Cellar Food Storagehow to Build Root Cellar Food Storage for Framing is Done !!

Step 3: Sanding

Sanding

Now its time to sand the toy box smooth as well as fill any large cracks with wood glue.

This process is easy, simply locate any large cracks in the plywood and fill them with wood glue or filler if you have it. Allow the glue to dry for about 30 minutes then sand. I sanded everything that will be painted as well as rounded all the edges to make this toy box more child friendly.

**** Sanding all edges smooth will reduce the chance of injury to a child that is climbing or playing on it****

Step 4: Painting

Painting

To add paint use a roller or brush and just have the 1 last update 2020/07/09 fun!!To add paint use a roller or brush and just have fun!!

I did 3 coats of your average house hold paint for interior walls. Its what I had on hand and I liked the colour. Its actually the same colour as my kitchen cabinets :)

Step 5: Lid Construction and Installation

Lid assembly

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3 - Using a white silicone caulking seal all the edges and tops of the trim

Build Root Cellar Food Storagehow to Build Root Cellar Food Storage for Legs

Build Root Cellar Food Storagehow to Build Root Cellar Food Storage for To add the legs its very simple. The couch legs will have a screw already in them. What you have to do is find a drill bit that is slightly smaller then the screw in the leg and drill a small hole the same depth as the screw into the underside corners of the toy box. Then just screw in your legs !!

Stain

Build Root Cellar Food Storagehow to Build Root Cellar Food Storage for Now you can stain the lid which will make the beautiful colour cedar come to life. After the stain is dry use a high grit sand paper to smooth out any rough spots a grit of around 1000 would be ideal.

Build Root Cellar Food Storagehow to Build Root Cellar Food Storage for Hinges

Install 2 lid hinges on each side of the lid. be sure these hinges are slow closing so no little fingers get pinched.

Step 8: Finishing Touches

The Final Steps

Now lets turn this from just a toy box to a caring gift

Who ever you are making this for go out and get some letters to name the box. Tilt the toy box on its side and apply a generous amount of glue to the back side of the letters and apply them to the front of the toy box. Allow them to dry over night or 24 hours is better. Placing some weight on the letters will ensure a strong hold.

Our last little thing was to add a heart felt quote to the underside of the lid using the transfer attachment for a wood burner. This can be done be printing the quote or image backwards from a laser printer then using the transfer tip and wood burner, transfer the image to the wood and peel back the paper. If any paper residue is left over you can rinse it with water and it will come off.

Step 9: Finished Hand Crafted Toy Box & Birthday Boy

Finished

We could not have been happier with the way this turned out and the fact that Nathan though only 1 year old absolutely loved playing on top of it and climbing on it.

Build Root Cellar Food Storagehow to Build Root Cellar Food Storage for I hope you liked this instructable The was a very rewarding project and I would suggest to anyone to try to build this Beautiful Wood Toy Box

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