|Project by Gene||posted 11-25-2008 02:57 AM||2027 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This toy box is made from maple using simple rabit jointery. I made the bottom of the box 1 1/4” wider all around and added a chamfer. The hinges are mortised flush and there is a friction lid support to protect little fingers from a heavy lid. The lid is opened via a 1/4” chamfer on the underside of the lid, just enough space to get your fingers in and lift. I also installed black 11/16” quater round on the inside bottom of the box. This prevents cards and smaller toys from getting stuck in the corners while kids are trying to pick them up. I cut decorative lines in the top of the lid and painted them black to match the quater round. Then to finish it off I put the first letter of the kids name on the top of the box. All together it measures 24”x 18” x 18”. Any comments questions or advise would be appreciated thanks for reading.
-- --Gene Plumley--