Veneer Toy Box

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Project by souichiro posted 03-31-2009 04:39 AM 2140 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a toybox that I made for my nephew in 2005. It was the first “big” project that I had done. I didn’t have many tools, no router, no tablesaw or anything. So the plywood was cut at the hardware store that I bought it from and then trimmed with a circular saw. Panels were made of English Sycamore with a nice curl to it. I cut it into 2 inch strips, and then alternated the grain direction to give a better effect to the way the light caught it. That turned out great when in the light. The toy block lettering was made on the computer, printed, and cut by hand. There’s no real joints here (I think just what’s called “butt-Joint), as I’m just now starting to appreciate actual joints. But it’s still holding up very well, and is the show piece in his room. Gets used :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#1 posted 03-31-2009 07:54 AM

Great project nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 04:16 AM

Well done Souichiro. I like your choices in wood..the tones turned out very nice.

-- Kansas City, KS "Nothing is as permanent as a temporary solution"

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 06:11 AM

Great job. I like the look. Home made veneer nice job on it also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 06:56 AM

very nice toy box well done,keep up the good work

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