Simple Toy Box

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Project by michaelray posted 04-06-2009 08:54 PM 5177 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple toybox I built for one of the boys. Nothing special but I wanted to post it because this is the first project I was able to build using the cut list plugin for Sketchup.

3/4” Baltic Birch plywood and pocket screws and it took less than 2 hours on a Saturday afternoon. My wife asked that I leave it unfinished so she can paint it later to match the room color.

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 09:56 PM

Nice! I should look at sketchup sometime.

I keep getting lost in it.

I like the design you came up with, since there is always airflow in case they get trapped in with the lid closed, something that people can be concerned with.


-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#2 posted 04-06-2009 10:27 PM

Thanks. My wife suggested the cutouts on the front and side to keep the kids from getting their fingers pinched when they close the lid but I guess they would serve a dual purpose with the airflow.

Sketchup can be a challenge but I think it’s well worth it if you have a little extra time to fool around with it. There are some decent tutorials over at the Wood Magazine forums. It’s under the Shop Savvy Software thread.

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#3 posted 04-07-2009 11:50 AM

Nice, I have been learning Sketchup, once you “get it” its pretty amazing.

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#4 posted 04-22-2010 04:49 AM

Those wives always looking at safety concerns. Great box.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 06:05 PM

I like it because it isn’t a “finger biter” – I’ll be using the idea for another sort of storage box, thanks!

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