|Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder||posted 12-19-2014 08:58 PM||1565 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I just delivered 5 of these boxes to a fellow church member for his grandchildren and they are Mississippi State University fans if you haven’t guessed it. I made these using 3/4” oak plywood with oak edge banding applied with iron. Four of them were finished with white Benjamin Moore Regal semi-gloss paint over Benjamin Moore oil-based Fresh Start primer. One was stained with Rustoleum Cabernet stain and clear coated withGeneral Finishes pre-catalyzed semi-gloss urethane. The bottoms were made of 1/2” mdf with glued on collegiate cotton prints from Joann Fabrics. I used screws to assemble the boxes. The hinges are Amerock inset partial wrap hinges (#PK3180TB-14) from Cabinet Parts (www.cabinetparts.com) and the lid supports are from Home Depot.
I made a full size template of the side pieces and a partial template of the cutout on the front piece. After rough cutting the shapes, I used a flush trim bit on a router to finish the shapes. Trimming the edge banding on these toy boxes presented a challenge so I built a router-based flush trimmer that I found on Woodsmith TV show. Here is screen photo of the trimmer from the show. It worked like a charm. I am throwing out all those plastic edge band trimmers.
The overall size of the toy box is 36” x 18” x 20”.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.