Simple DIY Storage Trunk

The older I get, the simpler I like things.ย  This goes for food (especially when I’m cooking it haha), clothing, paperwork, and storage solutions.ย  You can get “fancy” with large complicated storage solutions and systems, or you can build a simple, stylish box.ย  Yeah, I’m going to go with the simple DIY storage trunk box idea ๐Ÿ™‚

How to Build a Simple DIY Storage Trunk--Great for Entryway Trunk Bench or Toy Box

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I’ve built a storage trunk in the past that was about this same size, but the design was a little more detailed.ย  I really like the simplicity of this plywood box with mitered corners.ย  And the added baseboard is just enough detail to make it pop ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Simple Storage Trunk--Free Building Plans and Video Tutorial to make this simple storage chest

This would be a great option for a toy box–that’s actually what it was originally made for anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ย  To prevent any smashed fingers, I cut a slot at the top and installed this soft close hardware.ย They are a little tricky to install, but if you follow the instructions they work like magic!

Super simple DIY storage trunk made from a single sheet of plywood!

For this build, I mitered the corners of the plywood pieces to 45 degrees and glued together.ย  But, to make it even simpler, you could totally just butt the pieces together and cover the edges with edge banding.ย  I explain all the details in the plans.


I’m sharing the free building plans and video over on Remodelaholic and I’d love if you’d click over and check out the build…right after you pin this ๐Ÿ™‚

Free Building plans for this simple DIY storage trunk made from a single sheet of plywood with soft close hardware--simple modern design fits in with any style!

ย Oh, and you can find the video tutorial here:

It’s a really simple design that is great for end of the bed storage, toy storage, or even a coffee table or entryway storage bench.ย  It’s nothing fancy, but perfect for simple storage without all the bells and whistles.ย  Sometimes a box works just fine ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Plus, you can build the whole thing from a single sheet of plywood!


Speaking of other simple storage solutions and one sheet of plywood projects, be sure to check out these other DIY storage ideas:

DIY Storage Chest

DIY Storage Chest perfect for blanket storage

DIY Pantry

DIY Ballard Designs Knock Off Pantry Cabinet

DIY Simple Bookshelfย 

How to Build a Small Simple DIY Bookshelf--free woodworking plans

And this single sheet of plywood project:

DIY Entryway Storage Bench

Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Entryway Storage Bench--#PlywoodPretty Challenge

So whatever your preference, there’s plenty of storage options ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Get out there and get building your favorite!ย  And stay tuned for plenty more fun projects and video tutorials to come ๐Ÿ™‚


Until next time, happy building ๐Ÿ™‚

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