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DIY CRATE TOY STORAGE WAGON


kandi1079
kandi1079
kandi1079
kandi1079

I just recently got into this diy thing over the summer and for Christmas I received some new power tools (10 inch sliding miter saw and air strike brad nailer) and I was eager to test them out. I was inspired to make the wagon because my 12 month old daughter received a lot of toys for both Christmas and her birthday. I wanted something on wheels to make it easy for her to transport around the house as she gets older. It also seemed like a great beginner project. I think the biggest challenge I faced is making sure all the angles were square. Other than that the project went smoothly. My recently acquired square definitely came in handy. The best part was how I spent a fraction of the time I would have without the brad nailer and the miter saw. Up until now I've been using a hand saw and miter box, nails and a hammer. I love the way it turned out. I now have friends and family who are asking if I could make the same for their kids :). One thing I took away from the project is the importance of double checking measurements and cutting as I go and not making all the cuts ahead of time. The crate was made with a 1x12 board for the base and sides and 1x3 board for the slates. Attached the 1x12 sides to the base using pocket holes and screws and attached the 1x3s with glue and 11/4 inch brad nails. Stained with minwax gunstock stain. Wanted it to match the giant growth chart ruler I made for my daughters room and I sealed with semi gloss polycrylic. Added some hardware, some casters and a piece of plywood spray painted with chalkboard paint which I attached with decorative upholstery tack. It's been fun watching my daughter push it around.

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  • Awesome job, and an adorable storage solution. Hope to see plenty more projects from you this year!
    By RYOBI Nation, on January 9, 2017

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DIY CRATE TOY STORAGE WAGON

by kandi1079
Jan 09, 2017

I just recently got into this diy thing over the summer and for Christmas I received some new power tools (10 inch sliding miter saw and air strike brad nailer) and I was eager to test them out. I was inspired to make the wagon because my 12 month old daughter received a lot of toys for both Christmas and her birthday. I wanted something on wheels to make it easy for her to transport around the house as she gets older. It also seemed like a great beginner project. I think the biggest challenge I faced is making sure all the angles were square. Other than that the project went smoothly. My recently acquired square definitely came in handy. The best part was how I spent a fraction of the time I would have without the brad nailer and the miter saw. Up until now I've been using a hand saw and miter box, nails and a hammer. I love the way it turned out. I now have friends and family who are asking if I could make the same for their kids :). One thing I took away from the project is the importance of double checking measurements and cutting as I go and not making all the cuts ahead of time. The crate was made with a 1x12 board for the base and sides and 1x3 board for the slates. Attached the 1x12 sides to the base using pocket holes and screws and attached the 1x3s with glue and 11/4 inch brad nails. Stained with minwax gunstock stain. Wanted it to match the giant growth chart ruler I made for my daughters room and I sealed with semi gloss polycrylic. Added some hardware, some casters and a piece of plywood spray painted with chalkboard paint which I attached with decorative upholstery tack. It's been fun watching my daughter push it around.