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Project by woodchips posted 07-26-2007 06:12 AM 1690 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made out of a necessity to get the toys out from underfoot and into a centralized location. It is made from some sort of low grade white pine (carefully culled through at Lowes) but the lid is craft grade plank pine 4/4. I designed it in such a way that no screws show from the outside but it is a very solid box. I built it in panels, then screwed the panels together and added a bottom then cut the plank down to size for the lid and, viola! a toybox.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"





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#1 posted 07-26-2007 06:19 AM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 07-26-2007 06:24 AM

Nice toy box. What type of stain did you use? it makes the pine look really good.

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#3 posted 07-26-2007 06:46 AM

thanks for the compliments.
concerning the stain though that is another matter entirely. I was trying to make it match the prefab (ugghhh) entertainment center that we still have so I ended up mixing several stains together until I, more or less, got the desired color I was after. the stains were Minwax Early American, a wee bit of Redoak, some Red Mohagony, and a considerable portion of Jacobean. I believe that’s all, but I certainly wouldn’t be able to reproduce the color even if I wanted to.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#4 posted 07-26-2007 11:22 AM

beautiful. Well done.

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#5 posted 07-26-2007 02:01 PM

I’ always concerned when I see toy boxes like this. I can’t tell, but it looks like you may have some hardware to keep the lid crashing down on tiny fingers. I new of a guy who made one of these for his kids. One of them suffered serious damage to his had as a result of the lid almost amputating his hand.

A word to the wise…

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#6 posted 07-26-2007 08:34 PM

don, yes i have considered that so i am very conscientious about always adjusting the friction lid supports, however what i really want to install on this lid are two pneumatic trunk lifts, available at any autoparts store. that way even a small child can open the lid because of the lifting action of the pneumatic lifts.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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