Introduction: Kid's Toolbox: Great for Toting Toys and Tools

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Every junior carpenter needs a sturdy toolbox for his or her ‘working things.’ This easy-to-assemble toolbox project is perfect for toting toys and favorite tools.

What you’ll need for this project:

Tools & Equipment

  • Miter box / circular saw / miter saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Hammer / egg beater drill / screwdriver / drill
  • Countersink


  • 1 piece 1x4x8 pin
  • 1 5/8” drywall screws or 6d finish nails

Step 1: ​Step 1. Cut Pieces to Length.

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1. Front and back: Cut two boards to 7 ½” x2”.

2. Bottom: Cut one piece 7 ½” x 3 ½”

3. Handle: Rip (cut along the length of the board) a piece ¾” wide and cross cut the piece 7 ½” long.

4. Sides: Cut two boards to 3 ½” and 9”.

Step 2: Step 2. Assemble to Pieces.

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1. On a flat surface, fasten the bottom panel to the front and back panels.

2. Fasten the side panels to the bottom panel and front/back panels.

3. Fasten the handle to each side.

Step 3: ​Make Angled Sides.

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1. On one of the side pieces, mark 2 3/4” up from one end, then square across. This is where the side pieces will being to taper.

2. On the opposite end of the side piece, mark the center of the board.

3. Draw a line to connect the 2 ¾” line to the top centerline of the side piece.

4. Clamp the two side pieces together. Make sure they are flush.

5. Trim the angle with a circular saw.

6. Trim the sharp tip created where the angles meet.

Step 4: Make It Your Own!

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Paint with chalkboard paint or decorate with your favorite colors and stickers.


Wholesaletoys (author)2015-08-10

Nice, thanks for sharing.

sweetpea17 (author)2015-08-03

thats kool thanx for sharing the only thing i would do is to round the top point that way a child couldnt get hurt falling on it

MyFixitUpLife (author)sweetpea172015-08-04

Good suggestion!

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Bio: MyFixitUpLife is a husband-and-wife’s home improvement obsessed lifestyle. Mark and Theresa are constantly fixing something up.
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