LumberJocks

Another toy box

  • Advertise with us
Project by ronstar posted 06-12-2019 09:11 PM 528 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whenever my niece or nephew have a baby, I make the child a toy box. Niece just had a baby boy – so I made him this toy box. 5 great nieces and nephews so far.

African mahogany, shellac and Arm R Seal. Rockler torsion hinges.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois





13 comments so far

View Jerry's profile

Jerry

3187 posts in 2043 days


#1 posted 06-12-2019 10:16 PM

WOW!!!! THAT IS AMAZING!! 5 STARS!

-- 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. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

View pmayer's profile

pmayer

1047 posts in 3460 days


#2 posted 06-12-2019 10:34 PM

That is gorgeous!!!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

View pottz's profile (online now)

pottz

5322 posts in 1379 days


#3 posted 06-12-2019 11:17 PM

beautiful chest ron hopefully he wont destroy it and pass it on to his child some day.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View woodchuckerNJ's profile

woodchuckerNJ

1319 posts in 2029 days


#4 posted 06-13-2019 12:06 AM

too nice for a toy box. It looks more like a blanket box. nice work, ... kids are rough on them, but you nailed it.

-- Jeff NJ

View swirt's profile

swirt

3937 posts in 3367 days


#5 posted 06-13-2019 01:41 AM

Great looking toy box. A family heirloom in the making.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

View MadeinMT's profile

MadeinMT

272 posts in 2555 days


#6 posted 06-13-2019 02:25 AM

Lovely toy box. I have two grandkids of my own and they will each get one of these fairly soon. Love the torsion hinges, BTW.

-- Ron, Montana

View ronstar's profile

ronstar

503 posts in 4106 days


#7 posted 06-13-2019 11:22 AM

Thanks for the kind comments!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

View avsmusic1's profile

avsmusic1

423 posts in 1080 days


#8 posted 06-13-2019 01:00 PM

looks fantastic
what type of joinery did you use to connect the legs to the “panels”?

Thanks for sharing!

View Ardubya's profile

Ardubya

61 posts in 1539 days


#9 posted 06-13-2019 02:21 PM

Wow – This is beautiful and such a meaningful gift! I’d be very interested to know how you joined the corners and legs. On the shellac, did you brush or spray?

Simply awesome work!

View ronstar's profile

ronstar

503 posts in 4106 days


#10 posted 06-13-2019 03:01 PM

Panels float in dados in the stiles and rails. I Festool domino’d the rails and stiles together for each of the 4 sides as 4 separate glue ups. Then domino’d the legs to each end of the front and back sides as 2 separate glue ups. Then domino’d the sides to the legs/front & back assemblies as one final glue up.

I hope that makes sense. I really like the festool domino. Expensive, but a great tool.

I brushed the shellac on with a foam brush. One coat on the outside. 2 coats on the inside. sanded down first coat. No arm r seal on the inside. Just shellac. Used Zinsser Seal Coat – dewaxed shellac. It works better if diluted a little with denatured alcohol. I usually put the finish on each piece before final assembly.

I found a rough plan that I made for a similar toy box that kind of shows how all the pieces go together, and a progress photo when I was domino’ing. I added these as photos

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

17671 posts in 3584 days


#11 posted 06-13-2019 03:16 PM

A++++++++ well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Calmudgeon's profile

Calmudgeon

278 posts in 1822 days


#12 posted 06-14-2019 06:23 AM

That’s a substantial piece. It should last for generations. Love the mahogany.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

View mel52's profile

mel52

831 posts in 660 days


#13 posted 06-14-2019 11:11 PM

Really beautiful. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com