A wooden toy chest is best made with cedar or pine wood. This type of chest lasts for a fairly long time and makes a great storage space for your child’s toys. With the correct finish and dimensions, it adds to your room décor, and you can make one at home quite easily. In case you do not want to invest in wood, you can also use plywood to make the chest. If the chest is to be used for keeping your child’s toys, ensure you take some basic precautions while making it. Use the right kind of hinge, and keep some space between the lids so that it does not snap shut and injure your child’s finger when closed unexpectedly. Remember never to place a latch on the lid as a child who accidentally fell in the chest could get locked inside.