Stuffed Animal Storage

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Project by MattD posted 1329 days ago 42290 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Busy summer, but I got a few hours in the shop and built this storage unit for my daughter’s birthday.
It’s a maple frame with 5 vertical bungee cords. It holds a surprising number of stuffed animals. My wife got this idea from an online shop that makes and sells these and I came up with this version.

Designed in sketchup. Measures 60”x22”x11” and is made of maple. Joinery is simple. 3” screws into 3/4” oak dowel plugs so I can screw into “end grain”

The bungee cords are regular 4 foot cords from Lowes (4’ stretched) attached with eye bolts. Finished with Waterlox satin (kid safe) and vinyl “Pet Shop” stickers. Screwed into the wall in case the kids climb onto/into it.

Took about 4 hours to build and fill with stuffed animals.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#1 posted 1329 days ago

I absolutely need to make a super sized one of these. Thanks for the idea and well done!

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#2 posted 1329 days ago

Matt: A great idea. and a grea build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 1329 days ago

My idea of stuffed animal storage is a dumpster. But I’ve never won that battle with my wife and daughter, and this is a great alternative! I like that it maximizes the storage given the small footprint. And it’s easy for the kids to get the toys out, and if you are lucky they may even put the toys back in there when they are done playing with them.

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#4 posted 1328 days ago

Nice solution and I too like they can take them out. My daughters room currently has one of those nets that hang from the ceiling. The problem is she can’t play with anything in there. MAy have to give something like this some thought.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 1327 days ago

great idea!!! this may be my next side project…the bungee cords are really smart!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 1311 days ago

Great idea; decorative and it keeps the room tidy.

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

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#7 posted 822 days ago

hi matt! i am currently working on one myself and thought of using lowes bungees. do you have a picture of how you attached it on the inside?

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