Asked on Mar 23, 2012

Does anyone know an easy way to create a window seat/ toy box?

by Ayana
I would love to create a window seating area with a hinged toy box for my 2 year old daughter's room. I can visualize it, but would i need to create it?
  5 answers
  • Jill W Jill W on Mar 23, 2012
    You could do a really cute one with pallets! Take the pallets part and paint or stain them (taking them apart is the hardest part!) Put the slat together and attach them to a strip of wood. You can screw the 4 sides together easily. Use plywood for the top attached with 2 hinges. Get foam for the top cut to size and batting and use fabric to coordinate to the room. Staple it on and you have a great toy box/ window seat! I just did a lemonade stand with pallets. You can see it here: Your idea is really an easy one to achieve! If you don't want to build something you could find a storage ottoman in the size you want and reupholster it in the way you want, but that would be expensive. Hope that helps! Jill

  • 3po3 3po3 on Mar 23, 2012
    This looks like a pretty straightforward set of plans that use fairly basic materials: Good luck, Ayana.

  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Mar 24, 2012
    For the hinges you will want to get some that reduce the weight of the lid...these special "toy box" hinges reduce the chance of fingers getting smashed by the heavy tops. I used them when I built this toy box / blanket chest for my girls.

  • Douglas C Douglas C on Apr 02, 2012
    Ayana, I took an old headboard and footboard and created a seat/storage box. Use the sideboard to create the sides and bottom. Then use a piece of plywood to create the top with a cloth and foam cover. If you want pics, email me at

  • Beverly H Beverly H on May 04, 2012
    Whatever you do, make certain that the lid cannot close down on a child!