|Project by LyallAndSons||posted 06-17-2014 07:10 AM||1296 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a toy chest I just did for a customer who is also a friend. That being the case, I priced it at about 1/3 what I normally would. It’s solid curly cherry, raised panels on all 4 sides, mortise and tenon constructed rail and stiles. The nameplate on the lid is made to be removed if it’s ever handed down to another child in the family.
We call it the Taj Ma-toybox because its 5 feet long, 30 inches deep, and 30 inches wide! This beast must weigh 90 pounds or more! I used 8 lid stays across the back to keep the lid from slamming! My only fear is the lid or bottom splitting over time. I’ve made table tops this size or larger and they have been fine but they done move like a chest lid will.
The pics show it with a couple coats of BLO but I poped the grain with about 8 coats, then 4 coats of amber shellac over those. I’m going out to put a coat of good ‘ol yellow can Johnson’s on it next week and I’ll snap a few pics to update when I get back to the shop.
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