This Toy Box is a
Great Wood Working Project
to Build in One Week-end.







DIFFICULTY RATING: Beginner

With this plan you will learn two types of pocket hole joinery: how to build a cube, and how to make a face frame. In fact, you will make 5 face frames before you are finished with this wood working project.

All of the cuts for this toy box are straight, and all the assembly is at right angles.







The link to download your free copy
of this Kreg Project Plan
is at the bottom of the page.
It will take you to the Kreg Tool  Company website.

TOOLS NEEDED:

PLEASE practice safe wood working by using your safety glasses every time you use a power tool.

The woodworking hand tools you will use while building your toy box are:

  • kreg jig;
  • tape measure;
  • pencil;and
  • woodworking clamps.

The following woodworking power tools are needed to complete this wood working project:

drill and circular saw.

If you have access to an electric sander, that would save you some time. But, if you don't, enjoy the smell and feel of the wood as you hand sand your new toy box.

We recommend that you round the corners of the top of your toy box. A jig saw is one of the tools that could accomplish that.





MATERIALS NEEDED:

To build this wooden toybox you will need:

  • (1) 4 foot by 8 foot 3/4 inch thick MDF;
  • (1) 1 inch by 4 inch 8 foot long pine board;
  • (2) 1 inch by 3 inch 6 foot long pine boards;
  • (5) 1 inch by 4 inch 6 foot long pine boards; and,
  • (52) 1 1/4 inch # 8 coarse Kreg pocket screws.

PROJECT COSTS:

The materials for this wood working project will cost approximately $40.



HINTS, TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

This would be a fun project to build with a child or grandchild - especially if you are trying to teach them to keep their room clean.

All of the settings for your Kreg Jig are at 3/4s of an inch. You will set the depth stop for your drill bit at 3/4" as in this photo.









You will also set the drill guide at 3/4" as in the next photo.









The only type of pocket screws you will need are 1 1/4 inch, #8 coarse.

When this toy box is completed, it is very sturdy! If your kids would rather put themselves in the box, instead of their toys, this box is strong enough to survive many imaginary space landings, train crashes, and car races.









The Kreg plans suggests that you paint the parts before you assemble your new toy box. We were so excited to get it assembled, we didn't follow their advice. Now, we wish we had. Once we glued the outside frames in place we could not take it apart. The Kreg plans suggests that you paint the parts before you assemble your new toy box. We were so excited to get it assembled, we didn't follow their advice. Now, we wish we had. Once we glued the outside frames in place we could not take it apart.




If you wanted to use this box for storage for something other than toys, you may want to consider adding a top. This wood working project could then serve as additional seating.

At a height of more than 16", this box is probably a tad too tall to use as an ottoman. But with a flat top, it could serve as a coffee table.







Visit the Kreg Tool Company Website to Get Your Wood Working Project
Toybox Plan.

To go to the website for these free toybox plans, click here on the Kreg Tools logo.

Then click on the "Get Inspired" tab at the top of the page, and then go to "Plans."





The other chapters in the FREE KREG PLANS section include:

“Kreg Bookshelf Project Plan”

“Kreg Bird Feeder Project Plan”

“Kreg Wall Cabinet Project Plan”

“Kreg Workbench Project Plan”

“Kreg Student Desk Project Plan”

“Kreg Outdoor Chair Project Plan”

“Kreg Outdoor Workbench Project Plan”

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