Hope Chest Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about hope chest plans. If you want a really stylish way to store your kids toys, or any other small items, this chest project might come handy to you. Use 3/4″ plywood, 1x2s and 1x3s to build this modern chest. The wood chest also features two trays for storing small items. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

 

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Hope Chest Plans

Building a hope chest

Building a hope chest

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 22″x22″ long, 2 pieces – 22″x48″ long FRAME
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 23 1/2″x48″ long BOTTOM
  • C – 4 pieces of 1×3 – 25″ long, 4 pieces – 49 1/2″ long TRIMS
  • D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 22″ long, 2 pieces – 49 1/2″ long TRIMS
  • E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 51″ long, 1 piece – 23 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 23 1/2″x48″ long LID
  • F – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 46 1/2″ long CLEATS
  • G – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 18″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/4″ long, 3 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 20 1/4″ long 2xTRAY

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Build a wooden hope chest

Assembling the frame of the chest

Assembling the frame of the chest

The first step of the project is to assemble the box. Therefore, cut the components from 3/4″ plywood and drill pilot holes along the sides of the frond and back panels. Attach the side components, align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the box together.

Fitting the bottom

Fitting the bottom

Next, attach the bottom to the box. Drill pilot holes through the bottom and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the box. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components.

Attaching the trims

Attaching the trims

In order to enhance the look of the hope chest, you need to attach 1×3 trims to the bottom and to the top of the box. Cut both ends of the trims at 45 degrees and lock the to the box with glue and 1 3/4″ finishing nails.

Fitting the top trims

Fitting the top trims

Attach 1×2 trims to the top of the box, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the components and lock the trims into place with 1 1/4″ brad nails.

Fitting the cleats

Fitting the cleats

Fit 1×2 cleats to the interior of the chest. The cleats will support the trays. Use 1 1/4″ nails to lock the cleats to the frame.

Tray frame

Tray frame

Build the frame for the trays from 1×4 slats. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the 20 1/2″ long slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the perpendicular components. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square.

Attaching the bottom tray

Attaching the bottom tray

Build the bottom from the trays from 1×6 slats. Drill pocket holes at both ends and lock them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws.

Building the frame of the lid

Building the frame of the lid

Build the frame for the lid from 1×2 slats. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 23 1/2″ long slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.

Assembling the lid

Assembling the lid

Build the lid from 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the edges and insert 1 1 /4″ screws into the frame.

Fitting the trays

Fitting the trays

Fit the trays to the cleats. As you can see in the image, you can move the trays easily and have access to the items placed below, or you can remove them completely.

Attaching the lid

Attaching the lid

Attach the lid to the top of the hope chest and lock it into place with a piano hinge.

Fitting the lid

Fitting the lid

In addition, fit safety hinges to prevent possible accidents.

Free hope chest plans

Free hope chest plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project. This hope chest is the ideal project if you are looking to create more storage space for kids toys or for other items you don’t use that regularly. This chest has a modern design so it can match the style of any room. Just make sure you choose the appropriate color to match the rest of the furniture in the house.

 

 

This woodworking project was about hope chest plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.












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