Create extra seating and storage by building this wooden blanket chest with a padded top using birch plywood. The padded top turns the blanket chest into a bench.
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 below, or use one of these free plans and customize it.