|Project by Denco||posted 01-04-2015 07:49 PM||1080 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My son and daughter-in-law needed a toy chest for their son’s room. The theme is Star Wars, so they wanted a black painted toy chest. The toy chest has book cubbies on both ends. The lid has Rockler toy box hinges to keep the lid from falling down. I used a piano hinge on the back. I made the chest out of 3/4” MDF. I used glue and Miller Dowels for joinery. It’s about 90-100lbs. The ladder-looking frame on the inside of the lid is for added strength in the center of the lid to guard against bowing as my grandson the ‘stunt man in training’ will most likely stand on it, jump off it, possibly put an engine in at and drive it down the street. I put an air-gap in the front to help guard against little fingers being pinched. Corners are all rounded as, again, my grandson attacks everything ‘face first’. The unit is about 19”H x 46”W x 21”D. Fun project.
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