When making a wooden toy box, it is important to add a finish to it to make the box look more professional and to protect the wood from stains from spilled drinks and other accidents. The best finish to use would be a non-toxic natural wood varnish. This will keep the natural appeal of the wood and enhance it, whereas paint would hide it. It is important to use a non-toxic varnish as the toy box will be used by children and most likely stored in their room. Varnishes that are non-toxic do not omit harmful chemicals that can cause breathing problems.