|Project by Carl W Richardson||posted 07-20-2014 02:34 PM||2554 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
SWMBO recently told me that the Grandbaby needed a Toy Box or a Hope Chest. I had used up the last of my cedar on the last project so I went to a local Sawyer and acquired some rough-sawn wood for this project.
Chest was made heavy enough so that a very active little girl could get inside and dance with her toys. A spring loaded lid support will prevent her from ever squashing a hand or bumping her head. Interior was left unfinished so that when she turns it from a Toy Box to a Hope Chest, that cedar smell and protection should still be there.
I installed carpet casters under the corners so it can be moved around easily and a few minutes with a screwdriver can remove them and make it a more permanent piece of furniture. When she turns the chest into a Hope Chest, there is a full mortice lock there to protect her “hopes” from the prying eyes of her brothers.
-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker