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Skylanders Storage Tower for less than $20

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Make a play castle or build a storage container for Skylanders in a tower that looks like the portal.  Here are my plans along the way as I built my son's.  You can also learn how to paint wood to make it look like stone or concrete.  The next step will show what all materials you will need. 
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need some scrap wood (pallets for the thin side pieces and 1/4 inch plywood for the shelves and 2 foot section of a 1 by 6 to make the top, also about 2 feet of a 1 by 2).  You will also need: Hand Saws (a band Saw would make it faster), Jig Saw, Clamps (lots), Wood Glue, Rulers, Pencils, a Square, Sand paper, Paint and Paint Brushes (and maybe a toothbrush). The paint I used was 2 cheap cans of Flat light gray spray paint, and small craft paint (also cheap) of a med gray, a dark gray, a black, and a dark brown.  (but you could use other colors, I was trying to make it look like stone).
Raven814 months ago

Krylon makes a textured spray paint that looks and feels like stone!

Shelf looks great, I am going to make a couple for other uses (I have no use or desire for a skylander!!)

tristanapruse11 months ago
What did you mean by "slots" when you attached the shelves to the middle?
Pilgrim55 (author)  tristanapruse10 months ago
You cut a 1/4 inch space half way through one piece and halfway through the other then slide them into each other.
Pilgrim55 (author)  Pilgrim5510 months ago
This pic shows the up and down support (square) and the two shelves (circles).
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Panther11 months ago
I love it! My children are Skylander Addicts... I am definitely going to need to build one of these. You got my vote!

Pilgrim55 (author)  Panther10 months ago
Thanks!
redfoxtrystman11 months ago
I need to make 2 of them one for my boys and one for my nephew
Pilgrim55 (author)  redfoxtrystman11 months ago
I was thinking of making one to keep and one to sell to recoup my costs, but I used scrap material around the shop and the only thing I bought was 2 cans of spray paint and 3 craft paints at Wal Mart. (so about $6). Good luck with yours.
That is so great! Your son must just love it :D
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