|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 10-29-2014 07:35 PM||1355 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
My grand daughter asked for a toy box for her son for Christmas. I couldn’t say no. He is 11 months old and should be able to crawl into the box soon. :-)
The hinges will keep the lid open and not let it fall on him.
Our first great grand child. Whew! I am getting too old.
A word about the construction techniques. With time getting short, I chose to buy the pine laminated panels at the big box store instead of gluing up the panels. This was a nice time saver. Probably a “thumbs down” from the traditional woodworker, bet hey, I had to get-r-done.
I used Minwax Chestnut stain and General Finished Van Dyke brown glaze. The clear finish is Parks Pro Finishes Clear Satin. It looks like this is going to be my new “Deft Clear Satin Finish” The Deft is getting harder to find.
I think I am going to try my hand at routing his name onto a piece of wood and attach it to the box. :-)
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas