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Cherry Toy chest

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Project by Woodson59 posted 05-12-2021 06:51 AM 630 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry finger jointed toy box for the birth of my niece. I built one for me to hide toys in the living room and couldn’t tell my brother no. Top is curly maple and rosewood in a houndstooth pattern. 300 pieces. Frame for top is mitered bridle joints. Case is all Brazilian cherry and even the bottom is finger jointed bc I cut one piece oriented wrong so I made it really hard.

Finish is 1lb cut shellac for sealer, Gregorian cherry stain and 5 coats pre cat laquer. Fought a couple coat but the last laid down

Slow close hardware, bronze pulls and hinges from rockler. Wood came from my friend at riverside lumber in Nola





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Calmudgeon

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#1 posted 05-12-2021 08:31 AM

Wow. That’s lovely. It will be a cherished heirloom, I’m sure, graduating from toy chest to blanket chest.

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

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Peteybadboy

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#2 posted 05-12-2021 08:54 AM

+1 on wow! Can you share how you did the hounds tooth? Looks amazing. I have two boards 2 1/2 wide by 6ft long of clear pine that I thought would be a chest like that of some kind. I am adding to favorites

-- Petey

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987Ron

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#3 posted 05-12-2021 10:35 AM

Great looking chest, with a wonderful patterned top. Very nice work.

-- Ron

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Woodson59

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#4 posted 05-12-2021 12:41 PM



+1 on wow! Can you share how you did the hounds tooth? Looks amazing. I have two boards 2 1/2 wide by 6ft long of clear pine that I thought would be a chest like that of some kind. I am adding to favorites

- Peteybadboy


Lots of little parallelograms, clamping with a 45 degree caul board often

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gdaveg

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#5 posted 05-12-2021 03:26 PM

Great toy chest, looks amazing. You didn’t take the easy way on the top build.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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awsum55

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#6 posted 05-12-2021 04:08 PM

This is an exceptional work of art. The joinery and overall design is so well done.

-- John D, OP, KS

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Peteybadboy

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#7 posted 05-12-2021 07:09 PM

Woodson – thanks for the picture.

-- Petey

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 05-12-2021 07:26 PM

Santa doesn’t even have a toy chest that nice. Top is ridiculously cool. I agree with Heirloom piece. She will be passing that down the chain some day, after she uses it first for toys, then bedwear.

Great build.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Woodson59

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#9 posted 05-12-2021 08:29 PM



Santa doesn t even have a toy chest that nice. Top is ridiculously cool. I agree with Heirloom piece. She will be passing that down the chain some day, after she uses it first for toys, then bedwear.

Great build.

- therealSteveN

Thank ya, there’s some sappy stuff engraved on the bottom so she better pass it along

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 05-12-2021 11:54 PM

That’s some really nice wood and work. Lots of fun making the hounds tooth pattern, I bet!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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BurlyBob

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#11 posted 05-13-2021 05:18 PM

That’s is just fantastic!

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BB1

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#12 posted 05-14-2021 02:28 AM

Wow – just wow. So many beautiful details. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

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Madmark2

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#13 posted 05-14-2021 06:55 AM

Beauty! Outstanding craftsmanship and design.

My one comment is does it have a slow drop lid? If no a pneumatic piston will prevent slamming little fingers.

Other than that — Perfection!

Really excellent work. A heirloom for sure.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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Woodson59

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#14 posted 06-03-2021 07:19 AM



Beauty! Outstanding craftsmanship and design.

My one comment is does it have a slow drop lid? If no a pneumatic piston will prevent slamming little fingers.

Other than that — Perfection!

Really excellent work. A heirloom for sure.

- Madmark2

Yes there’s a slow stop and thanks. It looks sexy closing slow. Like an evil villains plan board. I tried a gas opener but the smallest I could find still ejected the top

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