28 Chest Plans


A chest is a wooden storage box. A wood storage chest can be used to store a variety of different items such as blankets and toys. When built or lined with cedar it allows for long term storage of natural fibers such as wool and cotton without concern for damage or infestation by moths. It is relatively easy to adjust the width, height and depth of most of the chest plans presented.

Always read the chest plans carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project - before you invest in materials. Some of the plans are excellent, giving a great deal of instruction in text, pictures and drawings while other plans are only drawings and still others are only sketches.

As well, some of the chest plans require a woodworking shop that is outfitted with a good selection of stationary power tools such as a drill press, jointer and thickness planer.

These chest plans are for the intermediate to expert woodworker.

Also see our toy box plans.


chest plans and coffee table

These chest plans are designed to perform two functions, that of a chest and coffee table. This provides storage in smaller living rooms.

cedar chest plans and bench

Cedar chest plans and bench, a beautiful piece of furniture

blanket chest plans

Blanket chest plans. Detailed plans and instructions. The leg sections require moderate wood working skills.

cedar chest plans

Cedar chest plans - constructed out of cedar planks with oak trim.

framed panel hope chest plans

Framed panel hope chest plans

blanket chest plans

Storage chest plans

blanket chest plans

Blanket chest plans

shaker blanket chest plans

Shaker blanket chest plans

plywood blanket chest plans

This plywood blanket chest plans - not a piece of furniture!

portable storage chest plans

These storage chest plans use wheels.

paneled blanket chest plans

Paneled blanket chest plans - a beautiful piece of furniture

chest plans with dovetail joints

These storage chest plans require expert woodworking skills and a well equiped workshop.

carved chest plans

These chest plans require skills in carving.

under bed storage chest plans

Under bed storage chest plans

Tansu chest plans

An oriental style - Tansu chest plans

blanket chest plans

Good drawings, but no instructions with these blanket chest plans.

a storage chest - stool plans

These chest plans can also double as a camp stool

pirates chest plans

Pirates chest plans - the curved top makes this project somewhat more complex.

pine blanket chest plans

Minwax provides detailed instructions and drawings with the construction of these New England pine blanket chest plans. Only basic wood working skills are needed to complete this blanket chest.

pirate storage chest plans

These relatively small pirate's chest plans are for a 18" x 13½" x 11½" - would thrill any young pirate living at your house. Very detailed pictures, drawings and instructions.

treasure chest plans

Treasure chest plans

outdoor storage chest plans

Outdoor storage chest plans

blanket chest plans

Blanket chest plans

bamboo storage chest plans

Bamboo storage chest plans

sea chest plans

Sea chest plans

cedar plank storage chest plans

Built from cedar planks these cedar chest plans use butt joints to keep it simple.

blanket chest plans

These cedar chest plans use cedar decking as its primary construction material. The chest has a touch of class on only requires moderate carpentry skills to complete.

collapsible chest

Collapsible chest plans

manufactured wood storage chest

Selection of manufactured wood storage chests.



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