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Project by NJ_Joe posted 2122 days ago 3366 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a neice who was born two years ago. For her first birthday, I wanted to make her something special that would be a nice keepsake. After looking at several plans and magazines, I decided to be ambitious and try my hand at a nice toy box that she could use as she got older as a hope chest. This is the final product and it turned out okay.

It is constructed from some furniture grade pine from the local home center, and is finished with ‘Ipswich Pine’ stain, and three or four coats of polyurethane. The design came from a plan in WOOD magazine.

I really enjoyed this project and hope to make some more chests in the future.

NJ_Joe

-- -- Joe --





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2122 days ago

Really nice! I’m sure she will get many years of enjoyment from it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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lew

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#2 posted 2122 days ago

The finish on the pine is outstanding!

As Charlie said, many years of enjoyment!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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John Gray

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#3 posted 2122 days ago

Very nice!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 2122 days ago

Beautiful looking chest.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Mark D.

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#5 posted 2122 days ago

I love it, great work, do you happen to have the issue #?

This would be perfect for my 18 month old son :-)

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woodworm

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#6 posted 2122 days ago

Yes very nice and strong, a long-lasting gift.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 2122 days ago

nice chest well done this is similar to one I made for my son regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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griff

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#8 posted 2122 days ago

Very nice looking chest. The Pine finished out great. Looks like one your niece might pass on also.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 2122 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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NJ_Joe

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#10 posted 2121 days ago

Mark D.,
Good question. I dusted off my old issues and found that it is WOOD magazine, Issue #175 from March 2007. The plan calls out for a cedar lining so it can be used as a blanket chest. I had decided to forgo the cedar when I made it.

Thanks.

NJ_Joe

-- -- Joe --

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 2121 days ago

Great job Joe. Excellent result for first attempt.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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