Brenden's Toy Box

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Project by SawdustJunky posted 03-21-2010 05:29 PM 2476 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The toy box is for my youngest grandson, Brenden. That’s him and my son-in-law in the picture. My daughter said, “Pops, Bren needs somewhere to put all his toys, can you hook me up”. Off to the shop I went. Every little kid needs a toy box, right? I may have gotten a bit carried away, ya’ think. The box is made of oak plywood and I made the trim from some white oak I had on hand. Ordered the feet from Osborne. Finished it with Min-wax Golden Oak stain and 2 coats of poly. I added safety hinges to the lid so he can keep all his fingers and maybe have a few less knots on his head. I have tried to make it a point to make all the grandchildren something special they can carry thru life and pass on to their children. Somethings you make just for fun, others you make to last a life time.

Blessings to all,

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 05:47 PM

Having made toy boxes myself, for my now grown children, I can tell you that box is not too big, and it is not overdone. Kids can be pretty rough on things…...........I am sure it will get a lot of use.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 07:01 PM

Very nice box for a nice little guy. Good job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 03-21-2010 07:12 PM

very good work, good thinking on the safety features with kids you never know! what did you use for the finnish?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 07:17 PM

Looks like another satisfied customer!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-21-2010 08:40 PM

Great stuff, grandpa!

This one should last him plenty long to carry his belongings to college!!

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 03-21-2010 10:29 PM

That is a nice personalized box for his toys. He’ll treasure that and keep it for life, I bet!! Smart thinking on the safety hinges. He could get bonked without them at his age.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 03-22-2010 09:31 AM

I predict a long and well used life for the box. It is very nice and you have a fine looking grandson as well. Congratulations.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 03-22-2010 03:01 PM

that is a box kids can understand
well done and great you remmember
the safty factor


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#9 posted 03-23-2010 03:05 AM

Made to hold a lot of things for many generations to come. Well done.

Welcome to LumberJocks.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#10 posted 03-23-2010 01:38 PM

Good help you have there. A future woodworker?

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#11 posted 02-27-2011 06:43 AM

Too cool Daddy o

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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