Toy Box

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Project by johnstoneb posted 09-04-2014 08:12 PM 685 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this toybox from plans in a recent copy of Wood magazine for my granddaughter. I used 1/2” baltic birch plywood for the box. The plans called for 3/4” I thought that might be a little overkill so went with the 1/2”. The drawer fronts were supposed to be 1/4” walnut. I ran out of walnut but had a piece of curly maple so the middle drawer got that. Finished with white and gray paint. I am still trying to convince my DIL that wood looks better natural. The box is a hit with the customer. She really likes the drawers. They are not childproofed.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 09-04-2014 08:46 PM

Grandpas rock. Nice build Bruce.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 09-04-2014 08:57 PM

Great project—obviously a big hit with the target audience! Congratulations.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-04-2014 09:23 PM

It’s always important to know who you’re making the project FOR. Well done.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#4 posted 09-04-2014 10:20 PM

Great job! Great project! and that’s surely one happy customer!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#5 posted 10-18-2014 02:43 AM

Looks really nice. My daughter played in the toy box my dad made for her and now her daughter plays in it! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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