Reclaimed wood toy chest

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Project by LoganN posted 04-28-2019 08:24 PM 1035 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A former student of mine asked me to make him a toy chest for his new baby and new house. The only things he asked were that it be made out of reclaimed wood and have a grayish tint.
I used reclaimed wood with Weather Wash pined stain and their varnish (basically a water based poly) over the boards to get a uniform color. I used a gas safety hinge to keep the lid from slamming on fingers.
The last picture is what the chest looked like before I put the weather wash stain on the chest

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#1 posted 04-28-2019 08:44 PM

An A+++ JOB!

I like that you use rescued wood.

A very simple-yet sturdy enough for decades of use build.

Even rescued habdles!

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

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#2 posted 04-29-2019 01:23 AM

Wow. Great looking chest. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-29-2019 04:36 AM

It realy has a charm.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-29-2019 07:50 PM

looking good

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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