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Project by Matt Ramsey posted 03-02-2016 09:40 PM 27294 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fun project for my 2.5 year old daughter’s room, to help cleanup the house pre imminent (any hour now!) baby girl number 2. :) It has a poplar frame, and a beadboard back panel. It has bungee cord ‘bars’ that run top to bottom, fastened in the middle. The back is set in dado’s, and the frame is pocket screwed together. The frame has ‘cover’ boards that fit on the inside edges to give the appearance of a solid square frame, and to cover the 18 ga staples used to fasten on the bungee (3 at each joint to keep it secure). The middle board has dado’s cut per the bungee spacing, and the top and bottom boards have a large rabbet cut, with spacer blocks glued and stapled back in to fill the gaps. The top is picture framed, to keep it open for toy access but dress it up, with a quarter round moulding to round it out. Project is primed and painted to match other items in her room. Sketch-up plans available for those interested, but it is really quite simple. 24” x 18” and 60” tall, to hold a ridiculous number of stuffed animals. :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Matt Ramsey, Auburn, GA





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Ivan

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#1 posted 03-02-2016 09:54 PM

Awesome and funny storage. She could play with it also, not only to keep toys.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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leafherder

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 07:44 PM

Bungee bars? I do not have to be psychic to predict that Little Sister will one day be imprisoned in there because “she was touching my stuff”. LOL Great job.

-- Leafherder

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rubber_ducky

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#3 posted 03-04-2016 03:45 AM

Nicely done. And congrats on baby number 2!

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Matt Ramsey

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#4 posted 03-04-2016 09:08 PM

@majuvla – thanks!

@leafherder – I’m afraid you may be onto something there… :)

@rubber_ducky – thanks! we’re excited!

-- Matt Ramsey, Auburn, GA

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#5 posted 03-12-2016 02:31 PM

Thanks Matt that’s a great idea and one I might do for the grandkids.

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Matt Ramsey

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#6 posted 03-14-2016 01:31 PM

Thanks bob, it was a fun project. I would recommend painting everything before fastening any bungee cord – I regretted the decision to staple the first set on before finish – was a pain to paint around.

Good luck!

-- Matt Ramsey, Auburn, GA

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-14-2016 03:09 PM

It’s a nice design and you did a great job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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RyanLen

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#8 posted 05-19-2017 07:59 AM

My wife loves this idea so much she wants me to build it for our daughter. Do you still have the plans? Thanks,

Ryan

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oldcoot

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#9 posted 02-13-2019 11:03 PM

I really like this for my grandsons. Do you have sketch plans for this?

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#10 posted 08-03-2019 04:33 PM

Hello! I am wanting to build this for my daughters. Do you mind sharing the plans? Thanks!!

Erin Nelson

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#11 posted 10-16-2020 06:19 PM

Great looking project. would like plans if you have. beginner!

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Al_823

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#12 posted 01-08-2021 12:30 AM

Best I’ve seen! Sketch up plans for a beginner would be great.

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Bstrom

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#13 posted 01-08-2021 12:49 AM

I assume the bungee cords are considered safe in a child environment? That and is there any tipover potential? Perhaps it needs to be anchored to the wall? Just asking as these factors are so strongly viewed and I’ve never seen them used this way. Otherwise a great idea.

-- Bstrom

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