Kids Toy Organizer

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Project by Jeff posted 06-17-2010 03:09 PM 12762 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After stepping on so many toys and tripping countless times, eventually I figured out that we needed to move the toys off the floor. I saw something similar to this online and decided to make my own. First step was to buy some plastic storage bins that have a lip suitable for sliding on cleats, then make the plan around them. Constructed from 3/4” baltic birch and biscuit joints, with Oak edging on all front edges for durability. This thing is quite sturdy although not the most artistic of pieces. It does the job and I can see adopting it to the garage shop in about 10 years from now.

The odd black hole in the second photo is one of our cats.

-- Jeff

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 04:00 PM

Nice unit.
It’s missing one section. The section for the kids to be parked in when they misbehave.
I like that the organizers are floating. Our Ikea unit is cubed throughout but every so often each shelf needs to dusted out which is more work for the misses.

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 04:50 PM

Nice idea. I have lots of these storage bins and can see myself adapting this to the storage needs of spinning and weaving (lots of balls and cones of yarn/fiber. The see-through of the plastic makes finding colors easy but it is protected from dust. I can see making the encasing of cedar to deter moths, and perhaps add some doors for that same purpose. Nice idea. I have favorited it.

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 06:51 PM

Good idea Jeff

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 09:58 PM

With a 3 1/2 year old and a 15 month old I really need one of these. Great idea and build.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 06-18-2010 05:39 AM

good idea now all you have to do is teach them where everything go’s…..............Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#6 posted 06-20-2010 07:59 AM

Great work, the piece she is sitting on is nice also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 04:47 PM

I have old shelf that been sitting in the garage,going to make one of these for my daughter play room.Awesome idea.What do you use for the bin to slide on,what type of wood.Thank you in advance

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