Puppy Toy Box

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-28-2017 04:53 AM 1297 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter needed a toy box for her dogs toys. She wanted something like a crate style. While she was over today I went to work at it. I cut out bone shapes on the left and right side for handles. In the front I used a router to carve in his name, (Shooter) and added a dog print as his signature. She was very pleased with it only said it may be too high for him to get in and get his own toys. In the last picture if you look closely you can see where I went back and cut the pine supports to remove the bottom row and then reattached the bottom to complete it.
Made from old bamboo flooring, my favorite sliver wood.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 12-28-2017 05:06 AM

That’s pretty darn cute!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 12-28-2017 05:06 AM

nice dave I may copy this.our beagle (8 months) is great at taking toys out of her box but not so good putting them back! worse than a two year old.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 12-28-2017 05:37 AM

Nice toy box

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 12-28-2017 05:40 AM

Thanks Jerry. I was proud of myself on this little project. Everything kept clicking inn place as I wen along.

I like to see what yo come up with Pottz. You can call yours the beagle box. LOL.

Thanks Rick. Just hope the dog doesn’t chew it up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 12-28-2017 05:54 AM

Cool Dave.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 12-28-2017 08:16 AM

I like it Dave, especially the paw print and bone handles. Is the bamboo hard on edge tools and saws? It is great looking ‘wood’, but I haven’t tried any yet.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-28-2017 09:45 AM

this a nice box with cool details …. love it Dave

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#8 posted 12-28-2017 01:17 PM

Nice box, Dave! Keep that up and you’ll get promoted by Santa for next year. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 12-28-2017 01:19 PM


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#10 posted 12-28-2017 01:46 PM

Thanks Bob.

Hi Mike. I have to say the bamboo is somewhat hard on cutting tools but not as bad as some hard woods. The fact is the sound you hear when cutting bamboo it worst than it really is. It will take a toll faster than let’s say maple or oak.
This bamboo flooring I used is 3/8’’ thick so the cutting was not as bad as some of the cutting boards I glued together to 1 1/2’’. At 1 1/2’’ you can feel the restrain when pushing it through the table saw. The main thing is the splinters you get from this. Just look at it the wrong way and you will get a few. Other than that it’s a nice piece of lumber.

Thanks Stelios.

Thanks Dave. I ‘m still in the Santa mode building requests. I’ve been trying to get to a few projects of mine for over a month. I should hire a few elfs to help out.

Thanks Brett and thanks for the favorite.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 12-28-2017 04:41 PM

I don’t think training Shooter to get his toys OUT of the box will be a problem, putting them back in, well….LOL!! Well thought out toy box Dave down to the last details. Great job!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 12-28-2017 08:15 PM

Neatly done. The bones and the 6 guns add a lot of charm to it.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 12-28-2017 08:36 PM

Dave , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award. Well done buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 12-28-2017 09:41 PM

Thanks Lee. Your right about the training, at least it won’t be me, I’m still trying to train myself.

ralbuck,thanks. I have no idea where I got that pin from but it was perfect for the job.

Thanks Tony.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 12-28-2017 10:03 PM

Pretty nice Dave. I have a similar one for my cats toys. Just smaller.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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