Free Toy Box Plans with Chalkboard
Children's Wood PlansIndoor Plans April 1, 2011 WoodworkCity 4
The following is a terrific toy box plan that is simple and functional. This free plan comes from Home Depot Canada. Lucky for the US based woodworkers (me included) the plans are NOT in metric. They are standard.
Since these to box plans come from Home Depot, you will simply be able to print the plan and head to your local store to shop fore every item needed. This is the big benefit to plans that come from the major home centers. Simply print, shop, build!
The plan is basic and can be built in just a few hours (painting might take longer).
CharlesJanuary 21, 2020 #1 Author
So the details on the lid are not specific enough… I am no carpenter and so I have no idea how to make the lid and where to put the hinges… everything else on the box is done but i need help with the lid
WoodworkCityJanuary 22, 2020 #2 Author
Charles, I wish we had some insight. If I were to make a lid for this, I would probably use a piece of plywood with a lip of about 1/2″ on each side and the front. I would then trim the edges with thin wood strips or even use “iron on” wood edge banding.
I would then purchase hinges from the comment below from Rockler.com to ensure safe closing.
If you have a Rockler store near you, you could probably get some hands on assistance. Most stores have fantastic help.
adminNovember 29, 2011 #3 Author
Here are a number of “Lid Support” hinge options. Rockler is a great place to look:
Damper Gas Spring Kit
Briefcase Lid Support
Lift-O-Mat® Gas Spring Lid Support
Easy-Lift Lid Support
Adjustable Lid Support
Heavy-Duty Soft Down Lid Support
Friction Lid Supports
Lid-Stay Torsion Hinge Lid Supports, 15 Inch-Pounds
Lapcon Cabinet Lid Support
Decorative Chain Support
Basic Economy Drop Front Support
Lid-Stay Torsion Hinge Lid Support, Rustic Bronze Finish
Lid-Stay Torsion Hinge Lid Support, Champagne Finish
Trunk Lid Support
Cedar Chest Hinge and Lid Support
Solid Brass Hardware
Solid Brass Support
Soft Down Support
Soft down support
Self Balancing Lid Support
6” Medium-Duty Quiet Action Lid Support
Toy Box Lid Supports
Stopmatic Support With Catch
Combination Hinge and Drop Front Support
Brusso Jewelry Box Lid Support
Jewelry Box Tray Support
Large Lid Support
Ron GrimesNovember 29, 2011 #4 Author
I built the toy box you shared on your web site, from Home Depot Canada, but now I can’t find any soft down hinges that will actually work with this design.