They’ll perfectly hold books, stuffed animals, larger dolls, and just all sorts of toys and things. Let the kids help you to pick out fabric and colors and then they’ll be glad to keep their toys organized in them. Plastic bins are so cheap and when you add the chalkboard paint to the front, the kids will love writing down what goes into each bin. They’re also great in the kitchen or living room for holding magazines and cookbooks so while you’re at it, just organize the entire house. If you are going to cut boards at a different length, just adjust your stop block to the desired measurement.
It’s just a matter of thinking ahead about where to put your fasteners or to use them at all. I ripped this board in half on the table saw and used one half on each side panel, making sure that it gets attached on the inside of the panel. Measure for each side panel because they will vary slightly in size and only do one panel at a time. I added trim to the bottom of each panel which matches the trim piece on the top of each panel. Secondly, it allowed me to fasten the top without using nails, staples or screws which would have been seen. My plan was to use a pallet runner and have the fork openings pointed up to leave two openings for hand grabs when opening the lid. Only the pallet slat pieces have been first sawed and then stacked in layers to form this rectangular shaped box. You can achieve a similar effect by layering vaseline with latex or chalk paints, but the dual effect of vivid color that is slightly transparent is best achieved with milk paint.
Panel toy pallet
A simple storage bench that will bring practicality and style to your entryway, hallway, living room, or bedroom.
From books to baby dolls and stuffed animals to video games, there is a storage and organizing project in this collection that is sure to help you to get those kids’ rooms tidy once and for all. Instead of putting them on the wall to hold greenery and flowers, how about you put them on the wall to hold toys?
Plus, it holds all those toys so they’ll have everything that they need for playtime and when they’re finished, they just put everything back into their little play box and put it away.
The barn is great for little ones that love horses and farm type stuff or you could do this in any color you wanted. They’ll slide out pretty easily when they want something out of them and then push right back into place when they’re finished playing. After all, you are working with pallet wood and it is not perfectly square or uniform in shape, size or color. Some boards may need ripped down to size on the table saw to fit within the desired length of the toy box. The staples will hold it together until it cures or using clamps will achieve the same result. The only exception was that the sides had more surface area to glue to than the bottom did. I used were not consistently the same size on this panel and left a gap between the boards and the plywood for the interior. I also added a vertical trim piece to each corner to cover up the joint where the side panels met the front and back panels.
Not all of these are necessary but having different options will make the job easier and quicker. The timber was aged with tea and steel wool vinegar, and then sealed with a clear matt varnish. Wooden boxes are always of great functional value when you have a loads of the things to sore like the toys and the tool and now you can make such storage box free of cost and of your own using the recycled pallets.
The rustic look will be excellent to the living room, for using as a coffee table or bedroom bench.