Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™

Step2 Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest
Step2 Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest

Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™


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The Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest by Step2 was designed with safety and convenience in mind and has plenty of room to store toys in!

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed I purchased one of these lift hide bookshelves for my grandson 2 years ago for our home and wanted to purchase one for another grandson for his home only to find that the quality was no longer there. The one purchased 2 years ago and was on display in the store was very sturdy. It was a hard thick plastic and was in one piece. The one I brought home to give as a Christmas gift is going back. It is in 2 pieces (made to be screwed together) which is not a bad thing but it was so flimsy I couldn't believe the difference. I could actually see through the thin plastic. For the price they charged for this toy box I expected better. I think they need to go back to the quality and charge more if the profit margin is the problem.
Date published: 2009-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall a good storage chest I have a 1 and 2 year old that both have their own storage chest. They love them and they really do hold a ton of toys. They were easy to set up (if it would have set up properly...see below) and are easy to clean and very safe for children. The only issue I have is that on one of the chests the door doesn't fit right. It is VERY tight and my two year old can't open/close it. The base of the unit isn't quite wide enough to allow the door to close all the way. I have contacted the Step 2 company to see if they will help. So far, they've just said this is a new design and had me email a picture of what I am talking about...I hope they can do more than that.
Date published: 2009-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pros & cons I am writing a second review. Although I was disappointed in this version compared to the older model without the bookshelf, I think it still beats other toy boxes in regards to being toddler friendly for accessing & picking up toys. I think step 2 can take time to improve the quality and go back to products that work in the practical sense. This product will be in the family room and a door that stays on would be great! Although I did purchase in store, I was not able to see that the door does not slide down without falling off due to toybox being out of reach. I assumed it was the same as the great older model with added bookshelf.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why doesn't the lid stay on? I just bought this toy box for my grandson. I thought I put it together wrong because the lid will not stay on. It doesn't snap into place. It just lies on top of the box. When you see it advertised, the lid is pushed up into the shelf. But the lid does not stay on the box. Step 2 revised it for safety. I guess they think its safer for the lid to come off onto the child rather than stay in place so the child can open it. I wish I would not have bought this.
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Toy Box I bought this for my daughter who is almost 2 years old. She enjoys lifting the lid up and down. And whats great about it is that the lid is child proof. It can not fall on her head or crush her little fingers. She also loves the book shelf part of it. It is so convenient! Every child should have a toy box. And this one just happens to be one of the best ones I've seen. The book shelf just adds more room to store all those toys without taking up anymore room. I would recomment this product to anyone out there looking for a durable, easy to clean, fun, child proof toy box. It was also simple to put together and is light enough to move from room to room. Thanks!!
Date published: 2009-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The lid is dangerous! Also useless.. So very disappointed... My daughter has the old style toybox/bookshelf with the ATTACHED lid we've loved it! So when we had our son we ordered what we thought was the same thing. Consumers beware the LID IS NOT ATTACHED whatsoever and honestly is a danger now due to the fact that lid will fall on the child! The lid doesn't even stay closed hardly when shut, it basically lays/props there. I really would honestly like to know what your company was thinking when they designed the lid change. I'm going to have to leave the lid off just so my son doesn't bludgeon himself with a lid twice his size. This is honestly the worst purchase I have made as a parent. Wasted over a hundred dollars on something that a storage box would have done a better job at.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We still are loving it!! I received this toy box as a gift when my now 7 year old daughter turned a year old. We used it all along w/ her and now my younger 2 year old daughter uses it for her toys. It is very durable yet light weight, and is easy to clean (its still looks the same as when we got it 6 years ago:). It doesn't look very large, yet inside it is huge and holds all of her various toys perfectly!! I also like that she can easily open & close it herself & I like that there is a small gap so that she cant pinch her fingers when it shuts :)I have nothing negative to say about this product!!
Date published: 2010-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!! I had this product handed down to me from a cousin of mine who had it for her boys for 3yrs. before she gave it to me she had it handed down to her from her mother in-law who had it for God only knows how long. Now I am getting ready to hand it down to my niece who is having a baby boy. I decided to give it to her since it is such a good product and after all this time it is still in mint condition. I am going to purchase the 1 with the pink lid now in order to replace the other one. It goes with everything. I have 2 toddler girls ages 3 and 5 and they both fit everything inside of it. If it can survive my 2 girls after dealing with my cousins 2 boys and whomever had it before than it will survive anything!!I love it!!!!
Date published: 2009-02-03

What keeps the lid on? It slides back but when we pull it out it just falls to the ground. A child cannot keep it on. 

Asked by: Scross
Please contact our Consumer Service Specialists at or 1-800-347-8372 Monday through Friday, 8AM -5PM Eastern Standard Time and we will be happy to help you.
Answered by: Step2 Staff Member
Date published: 2020-01-11

Can a replacement top piece/bookshelf be ordered for this product?

Asked by: Tina
We are unable to offer the top Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™ separately.
Answered by: Step2 Staff Member
Date published: 2019-10-14

Is the lid supposed to be easily detacheable? My daughter can not pull it down without it coming off 

Asked by: Wendizzle
The lid of the Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™ is detachable.
Answered by: Step2 Staff Member
Date published: 2021-05-27

I saw in the questions section that others are upset that the new design does not have a lid that stays in place. I believe this would be considered a design flaw and I don't understand how a lid that FALLS OUT when children try to operate it is better.

Asked by: MadMama
The design of the lid and the base were recently revised to remove the previous hinged mechanism due to changes in the toy safety standard for USA. We had to modify in order to comply with the new regulation. The lid now has two notches underneath and the toy box base has two bumps that the lid rests on to keep it on the base. The lid is now completely removable and does not permanently attach and can be put to the side during use. Note that an overfilled toybox with items beyond the opening could cause the lid to not seat properly resulting in it falling off. The lid will also slide into the area between the base and top about half way as well during use or for storage but it is again not permanent can be pulled back out.
Answered by: Step2 Staff Member
Date published: 2019-02-09

How much is it if shipping to Hong Kong?

Asked by: Dorothy
Step2 Direct ships within the Contiguous United States only.
Answered by: Step2 Staff Member
Date published: 2018-06-26

Why are there no holes for the screws

Asked by: Christina
Our manufacturing process does allow us to consistently place holes into parts without creating plastic shavings which are considered small parts per the toy safety industry standard for USA. We instead provide location points for screws as shown in the product instructions. The metal screws are self-tapping and when a downward pressure or force is applied onto screw with driving in with screwdriver, they will drive into the plastic and create their own hole. This would be the same or true of driving screws into a wood board without a hole. If needed or preferred, you can use a small nail with a hammer and pound a nail in a bit to create starter hole and then take out install screw. A power screwdriver or rechargeable drill can also be used to aid installing screws but we do not always recommend as driving screws in too far can strip out the plastic and cause other damage.
Answered by: Step2 Staff Member
Date published: 2018-03-12

How deep are the shelves?

Asked by: Littlefeet
The depth of the top shelf for the Lift & Hide Bookcase Storage Chest™ is 8.75 inches and the bottom shelf measures 8.5 inches in depth.
Answered by: Step2 Staff Member
Date published: 2018-01-22

I recently received this toy box and already have one in brown. The one I just got doesn't have the latches on the lid to keep it in place on the toy box. How can I go about getting this fixed??

Asked by: MommaM
Please contact our Consumer Service Specialists at 1-800-347-8372 Monday through Friday, 8AM -5PM Eastern Standard Time and we will be happy to help you.
Answered by: Step2 Staff Member
Date published: 2020-08-25