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Learn to Make a Storage Chest With Handmade Haven

Storage chest is not just a cool decor item for your home, but a very useful as well. It can be placed anywhere in the home and used to store a range of items from pillows and bed linen to books and even shoes.

DIY Entryway Storage Chest

The great news is that you don’t need to spend a ton of money on a storage chest either; today we’ll show you how to make your very own. This DIY is courtesy of Handmade-Haven, feel free to check out their full blog. This chest was actually made by Mandy of Honeysuckle and Sawdust.

MATERIALS LIST

  • 3 – 1×1 @ 8 ft
  • 2 – 1×3 @ 8ft
  • 2 – 1×4 @ 8ft
  • 1 – 1×6 @ 8ft
  • 3 – 2x2s @8ft
  • 1- 3/4″ sheet of plywood
  • 2 – 1×2 @ 8ft

Directions

Step 1: Attach the side chest pieces together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemCheck out Learn to Make a Storage Chest With Handmade Haven at https://diyprojects.com/how-to-make-an-entryway-storage-chest/ on a 3/4″ setting, with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Make two of these for both sides of the entryway storage chest.

Step 2: Attach the end (15 1/2″) plywood sheets to the side pieces using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemCheck out Learn to Make a Storage Chest With Handmade Haven at https://diyprojects.com/how-to-make-an-entryway-storage-chest/ on a 3/4″ setting, with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Add 4 2x2s (7 3/4) to four corners for support. Pocket holes should be made on the inside of both sides of the (15 1/2″) plywood sheet.

 

Step 3: Attach the bottom  (38 1/2″ x 15 1/2″) plywood sheet to the assembled chest using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemCheck out Learn to Make a Storage Chest With Handmade Haven at https://diyprojects.com/how-to-make-an-entryway-storage-chest/ on a 3/4″ setting, with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Pocket holes should be made on the bottom of the plywood sheet.

 

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Step 4: Assemble the two end pieces by attaching the 2×2 (17 1/4″) side leg braces to the (14″) middle leg braces using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemCheck out Learn to Make a Storage Chest With Handmade Haven at https://diyprojects.com/how-to-make-an-entryway-storage-chest/. On the 2×2 uses a 1 1/2″ setting with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws on the 1×1 use a 3/4″ setting, with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

 

Step 5: Assemble the middle piece by attaching the 2×2 (8 3/4″) side leg braces to the 1×1 (14″) middle leg braces using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemCheck out Learn to Make a Storage Chest With Handmade Haven at https://diyprojects.com/how-to-make-an-entryway-storage-chest/. On the 2×2 uses a 1 1/2″ setting with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws on the 1×1 use a 3/4″ setting, with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

 

 

 

Step 6: Connect the 3 pieces together by attaching the 1×1 (40″) support pieces to the two end pieces using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemCheck out Learn to Make a Storage Chest With Handmade Haven at https://diyprojects.com/how-to-make-an-entryway-storage-chest/ on a 3/4″ setting, with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Then screw in (40″) support pieces into the middle support leg.

 

 

Step 7: Attach the bottom half of the chest to the assembled box with 2″ wood screws.

Step 8: Assemble the storage chest top using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4″ setting, with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue, add lid support hinges underneath and then attach to the storage chest by attaching piano hinges to the back.

And there you have it; all the information you need to create your very own storage chest.

How did your DIY storage chest turn out? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!

 

 

 

 

 

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