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DIY Dog Toy Storage Bin- FREE PDF Plans

This DIY dog toy storage bin with hinged lid is perfect for keeping dog toys under control. Toys flow out from the bottom and go in from the top!

Our dog has more toys than our kid. She takes them outside all the time and we bring them back in. Once toys were too dirty to bring inside, we stored them in a little basket on the porch, but that overflowed.

This DIY dog toy storage bin is perfect for storing tons of dog toys. The hinged top allows you to drop the toys in, then the open area at the bottom allows your dog to pull them out. The toys will naturally filter through.

DIY Dog Toy Storage Bin - Charleston Crafted

Dog Toy Storage

We are in the middle of redoing our screened porch and a part of the reason it is a massive mess is because of all the dog toys. She has so many toys and they are everywhere.

Every time our dog goes outside, she takes a toy with her. This eventually leads us to picking up about 15 toys a day from the yard and bringing them back. The dirtier ones stay on the porch.

The basket we had became overwhelmed with toys and we needed a bigger, better solution for a doggie toy box, so we developed this DIY dog toy storage bin with a hinged lid.

Don’t forget to build your dog a comfy place to sleep!

How to build a dog toy box

This dog toy box is simple to build. It’s a simple box with a hinged lid and an opening at the bottom front.

For this project, we used wood glue and a brad nailer with 1″ nails to construct the whole thing. The project is made from 1/2″ thick plywood cut down with a table saw.

Step one: connect the sides

We started by connecting the back to the bottom, then connecting the sides, so we had most of a frame.

Constructing dog toy storage bin

Step two: attach the front

The front piece is smaller than the other sides and connects at the top, leaving a 6″ gap at the bottom for the dog to pull her toys out of.

Box without top

Step three: add a hinged top

The hinged top is great for us to be able to put toys back into or pull something specific out.

Opening Dog Toy Storage Bin

The great part about this DIY dog toy storage bin with a hinged lid is the natural flow of the toys. We put them in the top, the dog pulls them out the bottom, and the cycle continues.

Getting toys from bin


If you have a dog with too many toys and are looking for a solution for toy storage, this is a great one. Plus, you can download the PDF plans for this DIY dog toy storage bin FOR FREE right now.

These plans will give you the materials you need, the exact cut list and the step-by-step instructions with computer images so you can replicate it for yourself!

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Dog Toy Storage Bin – Free Woodworking

Monday 22nd of June 2020

[…] you are a dog parent, perhaps you need to build a dog toy storage bin. It is easy to build using plywood. At the link you will find the free downloadable woodworking […]


Thursday 16th of April 2020

She is so cute you can't get angry at her for scattering her toys, so your idea of the storage bin is great. I wish our doggie was still with us to build him one


Thursday 16th of April 2020

Thanks for stopping by! Yeah, we can't get mad too much.

Pamela Smith

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

So cute! Our dog goes 'shopping'for the toy she wants in her box!


Thursday 16th of April 2020

Yep, that's what this does too! Just can only shop from the bottom haha.


Wednesday 15th of April 2020

What an awesome and original storage bin!! I really like it! I don't have a dog, but this would be perfect for my sister! I will show it to her.


Wednesday 15th of April 2020

I love how simple this storage bin is. Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

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