Heavy Duty Toy Chest

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Project by JenWoodworking posted 01-08-2010 08:39 AM 2566 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually SOLD something, and even got the money for it!

Just practicing with pine still, hardwood is ridiculously expensive and hard to get here. Anyway, since the lid was too heavy for a little guy to open as one piece.
Learning lesson on doors and angles and such, but eventually got it(good thing it was pine, and yay for exacto knives)
Just a simple design, first time using biscuit joints LOVE THEM!

-- Jen loves wood!

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 08:55 AM

Very nice. It looks solid and well built. I think you are ready for hardwoods.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 10:10 AM

Thanks, Dorran. I am only a project or two away from starting with some oak, your vote of confidence helps getting me to that first cut.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 01:35 PM

Wow, nice looking toy chest! The lid really caught my eye and made me take a look, and what an easy way to remedy the problem for the little man. You’ve definitely got enough skill to work with the hardwoods.

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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Stanley Coker

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 01:42 PM

Great job, I like the idea for the lid.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 03:55 PM

Your ready Jen, take the leap.
You never forget your first hardwood….....project.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 06:52 PM

Great looking toy chest. Love the split lid. Clever solution.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 01-08-2010 07:18 PM

That is a cool idea for the lid. Good job.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 07:18 PM

Jen, all of your projects look great. Hardwood is wonderful but you’ve proven again that you don’t need fancy material to make a beautiful piece.

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

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 08:02 PM

Thanks everyone, I agree hangdog, kinda like working with the pine, but I really love the look of soooo many hardwoods. Stain is great, but natural wood grain would be greater.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 11:55 PM

Jen the box looks great and an great design for the top. However, its a little hard to view but it looks like you are using a piano hinge and chain to hold the top. I am concerned that the top could fall down on the little guy without some type of lid support to keep it from falling while the kids are digging through the toys.

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#11 posted 01-09-2010 06:39 AM

Love the lid.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 06-10-2010 05:37 AM

hey nice chest

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#13 posted 06-10-2010 05:44 AM

A neat Toy chest well done.


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