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Project by oldskoolmodder posted 09-30-2008 12:00 AM 2167 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t get to see my youngest Nephew as often as I;d like to, since he lives with his Mom a few hours south of where I live, but at the age of 9, he’s still very much into Lego’s and asks often for them, when it’s gift time. Being a child, he’s always told to pick up after himself, but rarely does, so that gave me the idea that for his birthday I would build him something that not only held his Lego’s, ( I hope they all fit), but would look fun on the outside as well as having a top that he could build on. Hopefully keeping everything together in one place.

Pretty much all 1/2” MDF, 1/4” MDF top and drawer bottom (scraps) & very little cost to what wood I did buy for the drawer (3/4” pine).

The outside panels are just 1/4” Luan, painted with blue Krylon Fusion Plastic paint, and spray on Poly to shine. The top is supported underneath, so that the 1/4” MDF top would be strong enough to build on. I know it’s strong, because I actually stood up on it, and I weigh just over 200 lbs. The drawer is 3/4” pine as I said above, so it’s heavy for a kid, but I wanted it to have some weight to it. Also painted (obviously red) with Krylon Fusion plastic paint and sprayed over and over with Poly, to give it even more shine. I also used Brass screws and eyelets to give a faux look of class, if possible.

I’m not wild about the top, so since he won’t be with his Dad until this weekend, I may spray the top with Rust-Oleum Hammered finish paint, to give it some texture, and make it look nicer.

Thanks for looking,
Ric

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric





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lew

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#1 posted 09-30-2008 01:19 AM

Looks like a pretty study cabinet! He should really enjoy it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-30-2008 04:32 AM

Looks good to me. Thanks for the inspiration

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 08-13-2014 09:37 PM

Hum , my Grandson is a Lego Freak too so this might be an idea for when I go down to visit them next time. I can have him help build it as well.

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oldskoolmodder

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#4 posted 08-13-2014 10:18 PM

It has been so long since I posted this, that I nearly forgot about it here. It was a simple basic design, that younger or inexperienced people could easily handle. I had planned to put 3/4” discs up top to really make it look more like Lego’s, but thought it would not make the top useful. Good luck!

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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