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Project by dasnipa posted 08-10-2019 02:09 PM 350 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, after a bit of a hiatus, I finally found a project that my wife agreed to in building this toy chest.

Currently, we’re thinking it will become a blanket chest when the kids are bigger.

Frame and panel, mortise and tenon construction. I wanted this to be very sturdy so the panels are a full 1/2” and the frame is 3/4”.

Finish method was boiled linseed oil followed by 4-5 coats of wipe on polyurethane.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 08-10-2019 02:17 PM

its very beautiful except for one thing if its a toy box i should have a supported lid :<(((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 08-10-2019 02:24 PM



its very beautiful except for one thing if its a toy box i should have a supported lid :<(((

- GR8HUNTER

I agree completely. I’m planning to add one in the future. I have been debating with my wife on the style and finished the chest in the meantime. We won’t be letting the kids use it without supervision until the debate is settled.

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#3 posted 08-11-2019 01:17 AM

I agree completely. I m planning to add one in the future. I have been debating with my wife on the style and finished the chest in the meantime. We won t be letting the kids use it without supervision until the debate is settled.

- dasnipa


good thing GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 08-11-2019 03:45 AM

Nice ‘blanket chest’ What are the dimensions. If you use two of this style lid supports ,you’ll hold it open nicely. but if you use three of these, the lid should stay open from 1” to fully open till you close the lid all the way down. I see you gave space on the front rail to help protect the little fingers. nice chest.https://www.menards.com/main/hardware/casters-furniture-hardware/furniture-parts-hardware/national-hardware-reg-antique-brass-center-spring-lid-support/n208-686/p-1444448930190-c-13091.htm?tid=-3170911408068573780&ipos=2

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#5 posted 08-11-2019 03:58 AM


Nice blanket chest What are the dimensions. If you use two of this style lid supports ,you ll hold it open nicely. but if you use three of these, the lid should stay open from 1” to fully open till you close the lid all the way down. I see you gave space on the front rail to help protect the little fingers. nice chest.https://www.menards.com/main/hardware/casters-furniture-hardware/furniture-parts-hardware/national-hardware-reg-antique-brass-center-spring-lid-support/n208-686/p-1444448930190-c-13091.htm?tid=-3170911408068573780&ipos=2

- WoodenDreams

Exterior dimensions are 32” x 22” and 22” tall. The chest bottom sits sits about 2.5 inches off of the floor.

Thanks for the idea with those spring stays. I considered something extremely similar.

At the end of the day I didn’t want to poke a ton of holes in my piece for something I wasn’t sure would work. I know tortion hinges will work so I ordered those even though they’re the most expensive solution.

The lid is thick I basically just milled my stock for the top until I had a consistent thickness and stopped there. So the top is a full 7/8” as a result. I weighed it up at 14.5 lbs.

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