Kiddies Storage Box and Chair

Kids love to keep lots of little toys but sometimes these seem to get lost in all the clutter, so Peter and Annalien make a storage box to store smaller toys. To go with that Peter also builds a little chair and Annalien gets creative with some holders made out of tennis balls.

You will need:

Tools Materials
POF 1400 Router plus round over bit Pine (PAR) 20mm thick
PST 18 Jigsaw toy box sides 340 x 400 mm – 2 pieces (grain in direction of long side)
PCM Compound Mitre Saw toybox front and back 360 x 300 mm – 2 pieces (grain in direction of long side)
PSR 10.8 Cordless drill Driver toybox lid 360 x 300mm – 2 pieces (grain in direction of long side)
PSR 18 Cordless Drill Driver Masonite 3mm
PEX 220 Eccentric/Random Orbital sander toybox bottom 300 x 400mm – 1 piece (NB! check in the workshop)
Bosch glue gun off cuts for shapes, doors, windows etc
Dremel Motosaw Dowle stick +/- 10mm (we will use what you have)
  Plywood 18mm thick (good quality) if not available then change to meranti. NB we need strong wood
  Chair back 500 x 350 mm – 1 piece (grain in direction of long side)
  Chair seat 300 x 400 mm – 1 piece (grain in direction of long side)
  Chair leg 100 x 300 mm – 2 pieces (grain in direction of long side)
  Wedges – cut to size from off cuts
  wood glue
  Water based varnish (clear for the chair, Annalien to decide on colour for toy box)
  4 x 40mm screws
  pine wood filler

Follow these steps:

Kiddies toy box

  • Measure sides and draw out shape
  • Cut out shape and drill hole for dowel stick
  • Assemble sides, back and front
  • Cut back of roof to size, router edge and assemble
  • Measure front lid (roof) and cut to size.
  • Drill hole for dowel stick
  • Router edges
  • Fill holes sand and varnish
  • When dry assemble front lid with dowels to make a hinge
  • Annalien to decorate with her pattern. The Hansel and Gretel doors and windows with candy is a nice idea. Here she can use Dremel tools and paint.

Kiddies chair

  • Mark out pattern on backing board
  • Mark out where seat slat goes in and handle will be
  • Cut out pattern and slots for the seat and handle
  • Mark out seat pattern and where foot piece attaches
  • Cut out seat and mark off where wedge will go
  • Cut out slot for the wedge
  • Router all necessary parts
  • Attach legs to seat
  • Fit seat to backing and cut wedge to fit and assemble.
  • Sand and varnish

Download the plans/layout

Kiddies toy box
kiddies chair

Take a closer look: