Large Wood Storage Chest

Submitted by danicarby on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 07:25

I wanted a large chest to store toys, books or blankets. I wanted it to be cheap to build and be rustic. This project turned out perfectly! I used 2" and 4"-wide furring strips and rope for the hinges and handles. I used 1/4" plywood for the bottom and made a groove with the router for it to slide into while assembling. I helped 16 girls make these who had no previous experience and they loved it!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine Furring Stripes
Finish Used
Mixwax Stain and Polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 12/27/2013 - 06:21

Can you provide a lumber list for this? I know you said you used 2x4 but the lumber I see in the photo doesn't look like 2x4.




Fri, 12/27/2013 - 07:17

Hi Ben!

I used 1x4's and 1x2's. I have a shopping list and cutting list on my blog. I can't post the link here but you can click on the link where it says "Blog Link" under "About This Project"

Let me know if you have any other questions!