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Build the wood toy box shown on the right with just a few tools and a small investment in materials!

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Building a wooden toy box is a project that can be fun and practical.   This simple, butt-jointed toy box can hold a good number of small toys or it can be customized to build a larger one.  You can build this toy box from one, 3/4" x 2' x 4' plywood panel plus a few other necessities.  


Material List:

If ole barn boards are not available, use one piece of 3/4" hardwood plywood, 2' x 4', plus matching edging material.

One piece of 3/8" x 2' x 2' plywood for the bottom panel.

One piece of 1" x 3" x 24" piece of hardwood.

1 5/8" Woodscrews.

Two hinges, one interior, lid support, brass corners, wood plugs and/or wood filler, and two handles.

Step 1, Cut the Toy Box Pieces - Select 3/4" x 24" x 48" hardwood, plywood panel; crosscut the panel in half (two squares @ 24" x 24"). 

Select the two halves and rip each in half (four rectangles @ 12" x 24"); three of these panels will be the Front, Back, and Top panels.

Select the fourth 12" x 24" rectangle; crosscut this one in half (two squares @ 12" x 12"); these two squares will be the Left/Right Side panels.

Select the 3/8" x 24" x 24" plywood; crosscut this bottom panel to 23 1/2"; rip this panel to 12 3/4".

Select the 1 x 3 x 24" hardwood; this will be used as the top brace.

Step 2, Assemble the Base - Select the Front, Back, and two Side panels; set the 3/8" dado blade to cut 3/8" deep; set the fence to 3/8"; cut the dado slot as defined along the bottom edge of all four panels.

Select the Bottom panel and set it in place with the other four panels (Front, Back, two Sides); Use four, 1 5/8" screws to secure at each edge as shown above (pre-drill and counter sink each screw hole).

Step 3, Assemble the Top - Select the 1" x 3" x 24" hardwood; attach it to the back edge of the box as shown above with 1 5/8" screws (pre-drill and counter sink each hole); select the 3/4" plywood top panel (12" x 24"), position it in place with its overhang, and attach the two hinges of your choice.

Select the interior lid support bracket and attach it per the given instructions.

Step 4, Complete Toy Box- Apply edging material, fill all holes with wood plugs and/or filler, sand, and apply stain and poly.  Once the poly has cured, apply pads or wheels, brass corners, two handles.

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