Toy chest

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Project by Ivan posted 06-27-2018 05:52 AM 1589 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This toy box I made for my nephew’s 2nd birthday. The idea was to make it board/table game themed. So, there are : chess, don’t get angry man, cards, domino and tic-tac-toe game. It’s made of firwood/pine 18mm (top 14mm) and bottom is chipboard 16mm thick. Decorations are 4mm beech plawood – coloured with regular wood colours and cut on 6mm bandsaw blade – fastened with glue and nail gun. All is finished with two layers of non-glossy laquer. Bellow top, I put two pneumatic lifters and regular hinges to keep top board. Also, cut holes for handles and on top front to prevent fingers injury. Bellow I put four rotating wheels – bottom was placed in that way that chest is just 3mm above the floor, so you can’t notice that there are wheels, but you can move chest full of toys easily. Dimensions 47×85x47 cm.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 06-27-2018 06:39 AM

It’s beautiful, if I was a kid I’d be really happy with this.

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#2 posted 06-27-2018 09:40 AM

I like all the game theme pieces…it really makes it a fun box.

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#3 posted 06-27-2018 09:51 AM

Well done, nice toy box, when you work for a kid it is always rewarding, bravo.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 06-27-2018 11:01 AM

Nicest looking toy chest I’ve ever seen! The wheels are a good idea. Great work Ivan!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 06-27-2018 11:30 AM

That has to be the coolest toy chest around. Nice job.

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

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#6 posted 06-27-2018 12:06 PM

you made a lot of effort,very nice buddy

-- bambi

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#7 posted 06-27-2018 01:25 PM

thats a great multi purpose chest,he’s gonna enjoy that for many years,nice work buddy.

-- 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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#8 posted 06-27-2018 01:48 PM

WOW,Ivan, that is a great toy chest. Real nice detailed work on it and I love the hidden wheels to make it easy to move around when full of toys. You are a very good uncle!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 06-27-2018 01:54 PM

Thanks all for kind words and comments!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 06-27-2018 03:26 PM

Super cool chest! Gotta have that recessed front to prevent injuries to little fingers, and I love the wheels are just barely noticeable, nice work Ivan!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 06-27-2018 03:42 PM

Nice work, very creative idea.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 06-27-2018 03:49 PM

very, very nice chest
the exterior design is outstanding

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#13 posted 06-27-2018 05:05 PM

You have a very lucky nephew, and he has a very talented uncle.

-- Imitating is the best form of flattery

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#14 posted 06-27-2018 05:56 PM

very cool.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#15 posted 06-27-2018 05:56 PM

This is a wonderful toy chest and is very creative. Ivan, I love the patterns you used and how you arranged them. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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