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Project by ronstar posted 08-31-2014 12:12 AM 986 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a toy box for my niece’s baby girl. She wanted something white. I made it out of quarter sawn white oak, and waxed with Briwax liming wax and natural. Plan is this Rockler plan http://www.rockler.com/how-to/build-arts-crafts-white-oak-blanket-chest/. But I used loose tenons and dowels for the breadboard top, and I used solid posts for the corners.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois





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dshute

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#1 posted 08-31-2014 01:06 AM

Really nice job on that toy chest and great choice in wood. That will last a lifetime and then some.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 08-31-2014 11:58 AM

beautiful chest,nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Vince

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#3 posted 08-31-2014 12:09 PM

Nice job, the 4 hinges you have on there do they hold the lid vertical only or will it support it at different angles?

-- Vince

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ronstar

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#4 posted 08-31-2014 08:26 PM

Thanks guys – Vince – the 4 hinges are Rockler lid supports, not really hinges. But they do hold the lid open at 85 degrees and hold it open if you let go while closing it. They have springs in them that make them work. I needed 4 of them because the top weighs 38 pounds. Photo doesn’t show it very well, but I used a piano hinge for hinges, It’s black so it blends in with the background.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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dnick

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 03:02 AM

A really nice box. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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