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Mylah's Toy Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-21-2021 01:18 AM 700 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The second great grand daughter, Mylah, is about to have her first birthday and needed a toy box for all her stuff so I got it done in time for April 30th. It is made of pine 1×8’s that were biscuit joined. All the pine continued to move even after flattening on the big jointer at school so it had to be held in line when doing the lock miters on all the corners. The feather board did a good job of it! The bottom is 5/8” plywood from the dumpster that I got last week and it has 4 casters on the bottom. On this one I bought a soft close mechanism for the lid and it works super. Using lock miters is about the best way for one person to assemble this big of a box. It fit right together and was square right away

The letters were cut in with the duplicator before the boards were biscuit joined.

It is 36’ wide, 18” deep and 19” high and finished with white semi gloss enamel and then sprayed with clear semi gloss enamel for a more durable finish and a more uniform gloss.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 04-21-2021 01:23 AM

Now that’s really special with her name engraved on the front.
Very much like the small recess under the lid at the front to assist in opening and save fingers, top marks Jim.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 04-21-2021 01:25 AM

Could rollers or castors be added for easier moving around once it’s filled with toys??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 04-21-2021 01:38 AM

Great looking toy box Jim. Your granddaughter is luck to have you to build this and toys in the future. Very nice build.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 04-21-2021 01:46 AM

That’ll hold a bunch of toys!

Nice build, Jim.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 04-21-2021 01:48 AM

Nice! As Crowie noted, the finger saver is a great feature. This will be cherished over all the years for storage of items.

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#6 posted 04-21-2021 03:42 AM

Jim…Beautiful work!!!!! MYLAH will really enjoy having her very own Toy Box. As she gets a bit Older she will be able to Recognise her name and Birth Date on the Toy Box. The Soft Close Mechanism is excellent for little fingers.
Nicely made and finished Jim …Also Great Progress Pictures…
Regards…...Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 04-21-2021 04:27 AM

Very nice toy box Jim. That finish on there looks flawless.

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

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#8 posted 04-21-2021 05:45 AM

Very good,... Happy birthday… she will be more than happy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 04-21-2021 11:18 AM

Very nice toy box Jim .

-- Cal, South Carolina,USMC

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#10 posted 04-21-2021 11:49 AM

it might be the pictures but I can’t see any wood joints – Excellent !
The finger relief in the carcus is a great feature, we all know somebody will be happy that’s there. Great overall job !

-- 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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#11 posted 04-21-2021 01:20 PM

Awesome gift Jim…that should last her a life time. I bought a lock miter bit but haven’t found the right project to try it out on. If it gives square projects from the git-go sounds like a winner…my projects never square up so this would be a winner ..lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 04-21-2021 01:44 PM

Great to make family gifts. An heirloom! :)

-- Tom

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#13 posted 04-21-2021 01:45 PM

G’day, mates…...............Thanks for all the nice comments.

Hi Crowie, you can easily add caster to the box later. You might want to empty it to flip it over.They have casters with flanges on them that you just screw onto the bottom. The ones I use have a 5/16- 18 threaded stem on them so I put in T nuts from the top before I put the bottom in the box. I have the bottom recessed up from the bottom, then the T nuts have to be 2 1/8” from the inside of each corner so the caster clears when swinging around

Hi Eric, with this one starting out it give me a reason to dream up a whole new set of toys to go in there!.

Hi Dick..close up you can see any joints with paint on there! It was request to be white with yellow lettering.

Hi Buster. I left that lock miter bit right on the router table for the next project too. Just a tad difference in thickness so some adjustment required. That lock miter bit is how I came to find Lumberjocks over 10 yrs ago. It was my best find on the internet!!

Cheers,, Jim

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

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 04-21-2021 02:04 PM

What a cool birthday present Jim. That is something she will treasure for a long time.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 04-21-2021 02:07 PM

Thanks, Lee! I like your Red Green quote..I represent that a lot of time!!( I was a member of Possum Lodge)

Cheers, Jim

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

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