24 Free Chest Plans - Build an Heirloom with DIY Chest Plans

Build a storage chest with free chest plans that will become a family treasure for generations. A chest is the perfect piece of furniture because it not only provides storage but also many chests can be used as extra seating.

These chest plans include the traditional hope chests or cedar chests. Also any of these chest plans could be revamped a bit and used as a toy chest. Chests are great in the bedroom for storing extra blankets and pillows too.

Hope chests traditionally were given to unmarried girls so they would have a special chest to collect items for marriage. The chest can then be used as a blanket chest or passed down in the family.

Find your chest plan below, or use one of these free plans and customize it.

Chest Plans:

Storage Chest Plan

Small Storage Chest Plans by Rona Home and Garden

This is a project for creating a small country-style chest that opens in the front to reveal a spacious storage area. Build in extra space in any room with this small chest that could be used in a bathroom or as a storage end table in a livingroom or bedroom, holding everything from toiletries to books.
This is a pretty simple chest to build. The base is made from pine while the sides are from pine paneling.

Little Stow-Away

Pine Blanket Chest Project by Minwax

Build this good-looking vintage chest that is designed to keep contents dry and locked away. Great for extra blankets or throws. This plan does use hidden dowel hinges and joins boards with biscuits.