Building a toy box is a simple woodworking project that can be accomplished from hand-drawn plans, though it may be helpful to use an existing plan from LeesWoodProjects.com or WoodWorkersWorkshop.com. The plans for your wooden toy box must include a wooden base, two pieces of identically sized plywood for the front and back, and two pieces of identically sized plywood for the sides.
The basic supplies necessary to build a toy box are plywood, wood nails, wood glue, a hammer and a saw. If you wish to add a lid, include an additional piece of plywood and hinges into your plans. The size of the finished product determines the exact measurement of each component in your plan. An electric or hand saw is necessary to cut the plywood down to size, though this can be done at some hardware stores.
The level of detail in your plans should depend upon the woodworking experience of the builder. To make the plans for your wooden toy box more interesting, paint the finished box with fun colors, or add elements such as a chalkboard or moulded design features. Simple design ideas include painting and styling the toy box as a car, caboose, pirate’s chest or barn.