Toy Storage Cubby

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 01-10-2015 06:19 PM 4524 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some good friends asked if I would make them a cubby unit with wooden crates so they could have a place to store their children’s toys.

I made the body and center shelf from 3/4” plywood, then the dividers from 1/2”. I used pocket holes for all the joinery.

On the crates, I had a bunch of 2×4 cut offs, so I decided to resaw them into 1/2” slats to be used.

Thanks to everybody who gave me advice on the correct way to make face frames!

-- Wilkerson

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Ty Moser

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#1 posted 01-10-2015 06:21 PM

That turned out great! I’m sure your friend will be pleased.

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#2 posted 01-10-2015 09:38 PM

awesome work. i bought something similar for my basement from Sam’s club… it was very flimsy and i felt dirty just putting it together. Yours is a much better version!

nice work!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 01-10-2015 09:43 PM

Nice looking toy storage. Turned out nice.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Jay Boutwell

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#4 posted 01-10-2015 11:07 PM

April, This is a magnificent build with the project showing alot of planning and well executed work. I have been watching your progress on You Tube for several months and your ability and talent are rapidly increasing with each build that you do. Well lets just say I am impressed with your talents and the projects that you have demostrated since you began woodworking. Thank yoiu for posting this and also for all the videos that you post on You Tube. They are well done and detailed. Have a good year in the shop.

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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#5 posted 01-11-2015 05:27 PM

I will be building something like this in the near future for my twin daughters. This gives me a wonderful place to start planning. Thanks for the ideas!

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#6 posted 01-11-2015 09:59 PM

Looks like you have mastered the face frame … Another hurdle crossed.
I just found your You Tube Videos the other day, and I have really like what you are doing … Keep it up
Great looking toy collector, Any young mom would like to have one of these.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 01-12-2015 01:13 PM

Awsome cubby April. I’m looking forward to every your new project on You Tube.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-13-2015 04:57 PM

Great project April ,I love the crates very nice look.

-- Patrick's work shop

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April Wilkerson

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#9 posted 01-15-2015 06:44 PM

: ) Thanks everyone!

-- Wilkerson

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