Toy Box

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Project by qball posted 09-10-2013 05:07 PM 1677 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my 7 week old sons toy box. It’s made from some cherry that was giving to me from my father in law. The joinery consist of threw, half blind, & sliding dovetails. The actual toy box is constructed with threw dovetails and the small sliding box is constructed with half blind dovetails so when it’s in the box the joints are not noticeable. The divider in the small box was joined using sliding dovetails. I built the small box and installed the runners without taking into account the hinges that overhang into the box by about 1/8”. I ended up having to taper the ends of the small box on each end to allow for enough clearance to slide past the hinges while still keeping it tight along the runners. The hinges are Rocker’s Lid Stay Hinges and they are great. I don’t think I will have to work about my little one slamming an fingers in there! I finished it all with boiled linseed oil followed by 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal. I think that the hardest part about this build is going to be watching little man beat it up as he grows up, but I guess it is a toy box.

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 05:52 PM

Keep your camera handy because he will definitely be getting in to it to play!

Looks really nice.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 10:04 PM

Very nice

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#3 posted 09-10-2013 11:06 PM

Loved seeing this project. My next request is a toy box for my month-old grand daughter. I hope to make something very nice, as you did, so she can still make use of it (in another capacity) when she grows up.

Great work.

-- Dave K.

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#4 posted 09-11-2013 10:16 PM

What a great looking toy box, the cherry is beautiful…nice job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 01:44 PM

Beautiful and well crafted toy box! Like the wood choice and the joinery. I’m sure your son will enjoy using it for a long time. Great job!

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