Toy Box

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Project by WoodenDreams posted 07-02-2019 03:33 AM 1256 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Son-in law asked me to make a toy box within a few days of my great grand kids birthday. So I set my other projects aside to make this. Used up extra materials I had on hand (didn’t have to go out and buy anything for this toy box). 4×4 pine cut to 3×3 rails & stiles, A red oak chest lid I was saving for another project, 3/4” red oak plywood panels to save time (for sides, back and front) and hickory legs. With the three lid supports, the lid can be 1” open to fully open and it will remain open till you push it closed. I surprised myself by having this done in 3 days, including using a waterbased stain on the panels and 3 coats of waterbased poly inside & out. I myself don’t like using plywood, but it was the only way to save time to get this done in 3 days.

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#1 posted 07-02-2019 03:37 AM

The dado cuts that the panels set in are 7/8” deep. The size is 19” x 19” x 33”. I forgot to take a picture of the toy box in my shop. so picture was taken in route to be delivered.

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#2 posted 07-04-2019 03:03 AM

Nice job! Lots of years to come with toys inside and outside scattered across the room, kids pulling them out with a smile on their face and a frown when made to put them away…

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#3 posted 07-08-2019 07:45 AM

That is a job well done for a last-minute request. I think it still looks rather durable though plywood was used. Even with tough usage by the kids, it could still last for a very long time.

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