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DIY Toy Chest That Doubles As A Toy

There isn’t a lot of free space in modern living spaces. That’s why when you have kids your living space can become a constant mess. Toys are everywhere and there usually isn’t enough storage space to hide them all. Here is a cool toy chest that you can make that probably will help you a little bit with this problem. It doubles as a toy so your kids would glad to have it.

Here is what you’ll need: 4 IKEA’s Pränt boxes, two 125 x 61 cm poplar plywood sheets (9mm, 12mm), water-based satin paint, and wood glue.


Download templates (1, 2) of two fronts. Next, cut 2 bottoms of 56.5 × 60.5 cm in the thinnest plywood sheet and 2 faces of 50 × 60.5 cm in other one sheet. Laquer the road and houses. Create a 1.5 cm thick slit in the bottom and attach it to the front panels using wood glue. Attach boxes behind the houses and show it to your kids.


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  1. Sharon Says:

    I may use this idea for some adult storage! Maybe reduce it down to shelf size and use them as book ends to hide little trinkets. Picturing painting them as country homes, awesome tutorial! Looks like you could also enlarge them to room dividing size for a room with more than one child.

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