Build a storage chest with free chest plans that will become a family treasure for generations. A chest is the perfect piece of furniture because it not only provides storage but also many chests can be used as extra seating.

These chest plans include the traditional hope chests or cedar chests. Also any of these chest plans could be revamped a bit and used as a toy chest. Chests are great in the bedroom for storing extra blankets and pillows too.


Hope chests traditionally were given to unmarried girls so they would have a special chest to collect items for marriage. The chest can then be used as a blanket chest or passed down in the family.

Find your chest plan among the plans below, or use one of these free plans and customize it.


Storage Chest Plan
   

Storage Chest Plan

This is a project for creating a small country-style chest that opens in the front to reveal a spacious storage area.

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Simple Wooden Chest


Simple Wooden Chest

This woodworking plan is for a basic storage chest that has lots of room for storing items such as blankets and other miscellaneous.

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Little Stow-Away


Little Stow-Away

Build this good-looking outdoor chest that is designed to keep contents dry and locked away.

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The Blanket Chest


The Blanket Chest

Create extra seating and storage by building this wooden blanket chest with a padded top using birch plywood.

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Wooden Trunk Project


Wooden Trunk Project

This project is for building an attractive trunk that stands 18 1/2 inches tall, 38 inches wide and 22 1/2 inches deep.

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Storage Chest with Bench


Storage Chest with Bench

Built using MDF material, this elegant chest with paneled sides is strong, sturdy and inexpensive to build.

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Rugged Chest Plans


Rugged Chest Plans

Build a rustic looking chest built out of furring strips with rope hinges and rope side handles.

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Shaker Style


Shaker Style

Create this handsome piece out of oak and wooden dowels by following these instructions.

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Simple Six Boards


Simple Six Boards

Build a hand-made chest using six white pine boards. This chest is designed to last a lifetime.

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Toy or Blanket Chest


Wooden Storage Chest

This plan has detailed instructions with pictures of each step to help you construct this attractive wooden storage chest.

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