corner bench toy box

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Project by gunny posted 02-18-2008 04:23 PM 48148 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When ever one of my Children and there wife or husband have a baby I make things for the babys room. When my son Bill and his wife had a baby girl this past August, I ask him what they would like me to make for them. My son ask for another corner bench but he like to be able to use it for a toy box for when his daughter got older. So I took the plans form the corner bench I made them before and modified them to make a corner bench toybox.

-- gunny Nassau NY

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#1 posted 02-18-2008 04:59 PM

I really like the corner design. Great idea!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-18-2008 05:07 PM

That’s very nice. I like the ‘lip’ around the top edge.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-18-2008 05:09 PM

This is a nice project as well. The design makes efficient use of corner space which is difficult. It combines a good looking piece of furniture with needed functionality. Good job.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-18-2008 05:22 PM

Very nice! A great idea! I really like the top and the proportions. What are the dimensions?

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#5 posted 02-18-2008 05:39 PM

Looks real roomy for a lot of toys. You will probably forget about a few toys in it and find later to your suprise.
Have fun with it.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#6 posted 02-18-2008 05:52 PM

NOW, that is a great ideal and design. Using that ever wasted corner space for something we all never have enough of…toy storage and a place to sit. Great idea! I really like the design, but have one question. What design did you use for a handhold/handle to lift the lid? Can’t tell by the picture if you used a cutout (don’t see it) or some kind of recess. This is a great idea I’d like to use myself. Thanks for posting.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#7 posted 02-18-2008 06:01 PM

That is an inspired design. Nice work.

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#8 posted 02-18-2008 07:18 PM

Very sweet idea. I have just the place for one of these.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#9 posted 02-19-2008 02:37 AM

Great Design! Works well and can also be used long after they outgrow the toys! Nice Job

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#10 posted 03-09-2011 11:10 PM

That looks awesome! I am wanting to make one of those myself!

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#11 posted 04-25-2011 01:32 AM

Is there anyway to get the plans for this have twins coming would make a great gift to my wife?

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 08:53 PM

I’m a relatively handy grandma of a 4 yr old girl. My daughter & granddaughter live with me. We have very limited space. I’ve been trying to design a corner toy box similar to this. Any chance you would be willing to give up plans for this to save me a little time???

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#13 posted 11-08-2013 01:30 AM

I just ran across that pattern a couple of weeks ago, I’ll see if I can find it and scan it in

-- gunny Nassau NY

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#14 posted 07-31-2014 05:58 PM

Would you be interesting in building and selling one of these? My sister lives in the Albany area and I would love to have one built for her that I could paint and create a cushion…:) Her daughter’s first birthday is in August and I really wanted to get her a cool toy box.

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#15 posted 01-05-2015 01:46 PM

I am just a beginner but my son ask me to make him a corner toy box for my granddaughter. Their house is quite small so every inch counts. This looks like an awesome idea. You do beautiful work.

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