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Pandoras Chest

Pandora's Chest

It's a lovely Hope Chest - and versatile play station.

Pandora's Chest comes in two styles - Mission style as shown on the images on the page, and Raised Panel style as you can see on the Gallery page. The free plans include all the information needed to build either style.

Download Free Plans!

Use the Drawings button to download plans you can modify.

Drawings (.dwg)

Use the Plans button to download PDFs of the plans.

Plans (.pdf)

Pandora’s Chest is a traditional linen chest that converts to a kneeling bench, pelvic exam bench, or bent-over crossbar. Each play position is easily disassembled in a few minutes - without tools, and reassembled into its everyday form. And from chest back to play just as easily. Pandora’s Chest is 20" tall (26” including bolsters), 44” wide, and 18” deep. The linen storage area is approximately 4 cubic feet, making Pandora’s Chest practical for everyday use and display - in plain sight!

This piece of equipment supports up to 250 lbs.

Converting from Hope Chest to play station.

Pandora's Chest is easy to use. Click on the left and right arrows to see some examples!

Both Bolsters easily detach from the chest lid by unscrewing the knobs. Once detached, their brackets fit into the chest body at the ends or front to give your playmate something comfortable to kneel upon. Comfy for hard floors!

Steel Outriggers hold the legs vertically in the “pelvic exam” position. They also hold the Crossbar in the bent-over position. For play, the Outrigger halves screw together, pass through an eyebolt, and are inserted into a Retaining block.