Wooden Toy Box

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Make playtime unforgettable with this awesome DIY Toy Box!

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Orbit Sander
  • Brad Nailer
  • Drill
  • Jig Saw
  • Circular Saw

Accessories

  • 40PC Impact Rated Driving Kit

Materials

  • #212 Brass Eye Screws
  • 1"x10"x8' Wood Board
  • 1"x24"x48" Pine Edge-Glued Common Board
  • 1-1/2" x 18-Gauge Collated Nails
  • 1-1/4" x 24" Steel Piano Hinge + Screws
  • 12" #16 Brass Jack Chain
  • Paint
  • Sandpaper: 150g, 220g & 320g
  • Wood Glue

Steps

step 1

Cut out all material using the Lumber & Sheet Cut Layout Guide.

Tools

Circular Saw, Miter Saw, Tape Measure

Materials

1" x 10"x 8' Board, 1" x 24"x 48" Pine Edge-Glued Common Board
STEP 1

step 2

Mark the location for the lid cutout using the diagram. Both sides are symmetrical. Use a jig saw to cut out and remove this section.

Tools

Jig Saw

Materials

1" x 10"x 24" Board
STEP 2

step 3

Attach (1) side to the bottom panel with glue, then secure using a brad nailer. Place brad nails every 2 inches.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1" x 10"x 18-1/2" cut board, Brad Nails, Wood Glue
STEP 3

step 4

Use the same method from Step 3 to attach the opposite side panel.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1" x 10"x 18-1/2" cut board, Brad Nails, Wood Glue
STEP 4

step 5

Use the same method from Step 3 to attach the back panel.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1" x 10" x 24" cut board, Brad Nails, Wood Glue
STEP 5

step 6

Repeat Step 5 to attach the front panel.

Tools

Brad Nailer

Materials

1" x 10" x 24" cut board, Brad Nails, Wood Glue
STEP 6

step 7

Sand the toy box and the lid. Refer to the sanding information on the bottom of Page 8 of the project plan PDF. Apply finish coat as desired.

Tools

Sander

Materials

Sandpaper
STEP 7

step 8

Align the piano hinge to the back of the top edge of the toy box. Center the hinge barrel to the edge of the box. Install as hinge instructions recommend.

Tools

Drill, Tape Measure, Impact Rated Drill Bits
STEP 8

step 9

Attach lid to hinge.

Tools

Drill, Impact Rated Drill Bits

Materials

Steel Piano Hinge + included screws
STEP 9

step 10

Screw in (1) of the eye screws about 5” from the back and 1” down. Attach (1) end of the jack chain. Swing the lid open just past 90° to where you want it to fall backwards. Extend the chain to that point on the lid and attach chain.

Tools

Drill, Impact Rated Drill Bits

Materials

Jack Chain, Brass Eye Screws
STEP 10