Toy Box for Woodworkers Fighting Cancer charity build

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Project by Citroentje posted 11-18-2014 04:18 PM 1987 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my build for the 2014 Woodworkers Fighting Cancer charity build sponsored by “The Wood Whisperer” and Woodworking For Mere Mortals. I decided to build it for my niece’s baby boy.

I built this out of select pine from Lowes and birch plywood from Home Depot. The front and back panels are whiteboard on which the kids can draw. The top is covered in Lego base plates for their creative endeavors. On each end there is a side compartment for books and magazines. To attach the lid, I used a 30” piano hinge as well as two lid supports to hold the lid open and, more importantly, allow the lid to close slowly. The front and side edges of the box opening each have been contoured to leave a small gap between the lid and base when closed. Hopefully this will also protect little fingers from getting pinched as it closes. I finished the toy box with a dark walnut stain and then topped with several layers of polyurethane for protection from years of abuse.

-- James "Lem" Lemon - "When Life gives you lemons... you got a pretty good life!"

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#1 posted 11-18-2014 06:39 PM

Nicely done, and sure to be a treasured gift.

ALso thanks for supporting Nicoles Cancer Charity.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#2 posted 11-18-2014 07:18 PM

Sweet and a great cause too

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 12:35 AM

Neat. Lots of nice ideas and well done.
Good for you supporting charity too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 04-15-2015 06:52 AM

Fantastic looking box. What great ideas put into it too. Well done.

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