"green" toy box

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Project by hangdog posted 12-21-2009 11:21 PM 1976 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A warning to you guys. If you post pics of your projects on Facebook get ready for more projects! This was requested from a Facebook friend when she saw the photo of the original (with curious George) on my page. She asked for basically the same box but with her daughter’s name carved in the top. I call it “green” because both of them were made mostly with recycled building materials. The legs are laminated old 2×4’s and the rails and lid are 1-by pieces. The floors are scraps of old plywood. The only things I got new were the hinges, the felt for the inside, and the bead board paneling which was just inexpensive wainscotting from the home depot. This one was done in amber shellac with poly on top and the original was just done in satin poly.

-- Don't just talk about it, be about it.

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 05:58 AM

Nice job on the chest it looks impressive. Keep up the good work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 01:49 AM

Looks Great. I really like the bead board paneling.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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Abe Low

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 04:00 AM

Nice job. A small suggestion: If it is big enough for a tyke to crawl into you might have some way for air passage. One way to do this is to make a hand slot in the upper rails.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 03:36 PM

Thanks Abe, good idea. As it turns out the rails for the sides and front/back are an 1/8” below the tops of the legs. I wasn’t thinking about circulation so much as I thought it would look better when the lid is open but it would certainly let some air in and out.

-- Don't just talk about it, be about it.

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