Stuffed Animal Toy Storage

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Project by Matt Ramsey posted 03-02-2016 09:40 PM 1146 views 4 times favorited 7 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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#7 posted 03-14-2016 03:09 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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