Peanut's toy box

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Project by Matty posted 12-31-2016 10:56 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this toy box for my granddaughter who turned 1 in Oct. The box is made from 5/4 alder, grain matched front to sides. The bottom is constructed from 4/4 aromatic cedar and the base is made from some reclaimed cedar. I used 3 60 lb/ft torsion hinges from Rockler to avoid smashed fingers. I really like these hinges. Box dimensions are 36” wide, 22” tall and 20” deep. I gave this to her for Christmas and the box was full of toys by days end. A special thanks to my friends Ben G and Ziggy at Gilman enterprises for their assistance on this project. You guys rock! My wife did the burning on the inside of the lid. I am very pleased how this turned out and hope she gets many decades of use out of this. Box is finished with four coats of Deft Dark Walnut Danish oil.

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#1 posted 12-31-2016 11:11 PM

Great looking project—toy box isn’t bad either!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 01-01-2017 03:22 PM

nice job

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#3 posted 01-02-2017 02:41 AM

Very Nice! Looks like your granddaughter likes it.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#4 posted 01-02-2017 04:24 PM

You need to have GD, some toys and you in next years Christmas photo before she outgrows the box. Great project, great photos.

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#5 posted 01-02-2017 05:52 PM

Great Job, Papa ! And Chloe obviously approves !

No doubt this will be handed down as a family heirloom !

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#6 posted 01-02-2017 10:48 PM

A very nice hand me down heirloom ….GREAT JOB :>)

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 01-04-2017 03:06 AM

such a great gift. My 17 year old still uses his that he got for his 3rd birthday!

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#8 posted 01-04-2017 09:14 PM

The smile says it all…top job granddad….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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