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Toy Box

Small children have difficulty reaching most common areas such as bathroom basins and often their toys tend to lie around on the floor. So Annalien and Peter build some steps with built in storage for toys to tackle two birds with on stone. See how the Get it Done team build this project step by step so that you can build your very own.

You will need:

Tools Materials
PST 18 JigSaw 20mm Pine (PAR)
PSR 18 Cordless drill Sides 600 x 500 mm – 2 pieces (grain in direction of long length)
PSM 18 Cordless Sander Bottom 580 x 460 mm – 1 piece
Pex Sander Back 480 x 460 mm – 1 piece (grain in direction of short side)
  Step front 500 x 250 – 2 pieces  (grain in direction of long grain)
POF 1400 router Step top  520 x 320 – 2 pieces (grain in direction of long direction)
  3 x 12 mm screws for hinges (not slotted/flat bit screw head – must be pozi or square drive)
  4 x 40 mm screws
  wood glue
  Grip seal – Light blue (If you cant get at Timber City BWH has got)
  wood filler pine
  door stops for feet (or wheels that can lock)
  piano hinge 1200 mm – 1 piece (or 2 x 600mm)
  4-6mm ply wood 400 x 400 2 pieces


  1. Mark out and draw out shape for one side
  2. Cut shape in one side for steps
  3. Use the cut side as a template to cut the 2nd side
  4. Mark off where sides fit onto bottom and front panels
  5. Drill holes in front panels using a hole cut saw and rout edges (save cut outs for feet)
  6. Fasten sides, back, bottom and front panels together
  7. Cut the steps to size and router the front and side edges
  8. Paint/Varnish
  9. Attach feet with screws (use cut outs)
  10. Cut hinges to fit steps and fasten
  11. Cut out decorative shape in thin ply and decorate/draw
  12. Fasten shape onto the side of steps

Toy Box – Plan

Toy Box – building plan