The 10 Best Wooden Toy Chests

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Keeping a youngster's personal space neat and tidy is a whole lot easier when cleanup is a simple matter of gathering everything up and tossing it into a sturdily built container. These wooden toy chests offer a practical solution for corralling all of their stuffed animals, board games, books and more within easy reach. Some even double as a place to sit and read or play. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. KidKraft Limited Edition 14156

2. Sauder Pogo

3. Milliard MIL-TBX-A

Editor's Notes

May 26, 2020:

When it comes to furniture intended for children, safety is always a top concern, which is why we looked for wooden toy chests that boast things like rounded edges and corners, a slow closing lid, and a toxic chemical-free paint or finish. Of course, durability was important too, as kids are notoriously rough on things.

Of all the items on our list, the Juvale 3-Piece Trunk Set is the only one that doesn't feature safety hinges. We still included it though, as it is perfect for a slightly older child who may not need a slow-closing lid anymore and wants something that has a more grown up appeal.

If you have really young children who may struggle even with a slam-free lid and you still want them to be able to access their toys without any help, the Sauder Pogo is the ideal option. It features two open bins on the bottom and two bookshelves above them. It would be great for twins too, as each bin has a name tag holder, so there is never any arguments over whose is whose.

If trying to save space in a home, it is important to make the most out of every piece of furniture. The KidKraft Limited Edition 14156, Milliard MIL-TBX-A, and KidKraft Austin help you do that by doubling as reading nooks. Because the Delta Children Deluxe Toy Box and Melissa & Doug 30256 lack side rests, they may not be ideal as reading nooks, but they can double as a simple bench for your children to play with their toys.

Of all of our recommendations, the Fantasy Fields Thematic Collection and Delta Children Deluxe Toy Box might be the most appealing to kids because they come in fun motifs ranging from favorite cartoon characters to fire trucks and outer space. On the down side, their juvenile look may be the least appealing to parents who may want something a bit more sophisticated to put in a shared living space.

Special Honors

West Elm Mid-Century The West Elm Mid-Century is crafted with a combination of engineered wood with acacia wood veneers and solid eucalyptus, all of which is sustainably sourced. Additionally, it is made in a fair-trade facility in Vietnam and Greenguard Gold certified. It is coated with a child-safe, water-based finish and has a slow-closing lid that can be locked in the open position.

Harriet Bee Braylon Rustic Toy Box The Harriet Bee Braylon has a charming rustic appeal, and with the word "toy" in bold lettering across the front, there will never be any confusion about its contents. It is crafted from solid wood, making it extremely durable, and has an aged and distressed finish that makes it equally suited to a child's room as a common living space.

4. Badger Basket Up & Down

5. Fantasy Fields Thematic Collection

6. Delta Children Deluxe Toy Box

7. KidKraft Austin

8. Melissa & Doug 30256

9. Juvale 3-Piece Trunk Set

10. Delta Children Monterey Farmhouse

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