DIY Toy Storage Shelving Unit

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DIY toy storage unit

I’m teaming up with my friends over at Kreg to share a tutorial for this DIY toy storage unit! I built this for my two youngest sons’ bedroom to display the LEGO sets they build, and the bins can serve as storage for miscellaneous toys. Of course you could just use it as a bookshelf too.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kreg. All opinions are my own.

You can find the build plans and step by step tutorial here.

I used my Kreg Jig 520PRO for this project. It’s my favorite pocket hole jig, although Kreg does offer several options.

Kreg Jig 520PRO

My boys love to build LEGO sets and they were starting to accumulate on every surface in their room, so I finally decided they needed a dedicated storage unit for that purpose.

DIY toy storage unit

I’m sure they will end up storing books here too, but I love the fact that they now have a spot specifically for the sets they spend so much time assembling. They are proud of their work and they love having them all on display.

Toy storage unit

I used Behr paint in the color “Elephant Skin” for this piece, and added furniture paste wax for protection. You can check out my furniture painting tutorial for an in depth look at my process.

You can also find a tutorial for the “Be brave, be kind, be you” sign I made (displayed on the shelf) here.

I found the furniture feet and drawer pulls on Amazon.

I also love that the bins are removable so they can move them around the room and then stash them back on the shelves when they’re done.

Be sure to head over to the Kreg site for all the details!

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