A great way to store those toys both little and big! You can stack these units up by two or three and add that much more storage to your space. When in doubt always go vertical! You can view our other plans for stylish storage options and plans for coordinating children’s furniture too! Xx… Rayan
As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig Saw, Circular, Table, or Miter Saw
- Multi-Square and Carpenter’s Square
- Kreg Jig – if you build frequently, invest in this one.
- Nail Gun – optional
- Router with Patterning bit – or bit set – optional
- 1 – ¼” x 2” lathe strip at 4’
- 1 – 1×2 at 4’
- Scrap of 2×2 at least 16” long
- 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
- ¾” x 1-1/2” trim at 8’ for lower portion (the trim can be made by routing a decorative edge on a 1×2)
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1” brad nails
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- Countersink Drill Bit
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
- Safety Gear
- 3/4″ Edge Banding – optional
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Sanding Supplies
- Paste Wax
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17” x 18-1/2” – Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-3/8” x 35-1/2” – Bottom
- 1 – 2×2 at 15-1/4” – Lower Support
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-3/4” x 35-1/2” – Back
- 1 – 1×2 at 35-1/2” – Lower Front Support
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-3/4” x 17-1/4” – Divider
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 4-3/4” x 35-1/2” – Front
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 12-3/4” x 38-1/2” – Top
- 1 – ¼” x 2” lathe strip at 37” – Upper Trim
- 2 – ¾” x 1-1/2” trim for sides (measure and cut to fit)
- 1 – ¾” x 1-1/2” trim for front (measure and cut to fit)
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.
Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.
Cut the pieces for the sides. Cut the piece as a square first, then draw out the angles and cut them using a jigsaw or bandsaw.
Cut the piece for the bottom and cut a 26° bevel in the front edge. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the lower portion of the sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the 2×2 piece for the support. Secure to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the bottom into the support.
Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in the bottom as well as the sides. Secure to the bottom and sides of the bin using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the 1×2 piece for the lower front support. Secure to the bottom and sides using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the piece for the divider. Using the same method as the sides, cut the piece as a square first, then cut the angles. Drill pocket holes in the bottom and back edges. Secure to the bottom and back of the bin using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the front and cut a 26° bevel in the bottom edge. Secure the piece using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the sides into the front and through the front into the divider.
Cut the piece for the top. The sides and front will overhang by ¾” and the back will remain flush. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the lathe strip for the upper trim. Secure to the sides and the divider using glue and 1” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the lower trim. No measurements are given because it will depend if the pieces will have a square cut at the ends or a miter cut. Measure and cut the sides to fit first, then measure and cut the front. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School
3 comments on “Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Storagepalooza Storage Bin”
Anyway you can repost the pictures for each step? It would really be helpful!
you got it!
Thanks! Just completed it yesterday. Pictures were a big help!