Treasure chest

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Project by Larry posted 2677 days ago 1833 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 4 year old grand daughter came for a visit and we went out to the shop. She informed me that she needed a treasure chest to hold her new giraffe that grandma bought her. So we built this one out of lumber I had on hand. It even has a secrete bottom. She is pretty proud of it and she did help with the project. Her name is Ali, she is 4 going on 24… sigh

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#1 posted 2677 days ago

Wow! Just awsome. Lots of treasures here.

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#2 posted 2677 days ago

What a heart breaker. I’m sure she loves the chest.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 2677 days ago

very cool…I am building a bird house with my four year old…and she has decided that she will help me paint it…very cool treasure chest…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 2677 days ago

Our youngest LumberJock! That’s it you gotta start them early. Then she’ll be better that grandpa one day! If this her first project, Larry? Thanks for sharing, it looks like it fit the plan really well.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 2676 days ago

Terrific piece Larry! Very, very creative. And I forsee an awful lot of broken hearts as that cutie is growing up. What a doll. Thanks for posting!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 2676 days ago

Very nice!! I can see why she treasures it! Is that a decal on the side, or did you use a woodburner?

I am start ing to make boxes, and I love your design—especially the extras! Keep up the great work!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#7 posted 2676 days ago

You have two treasures there. I can’t wait to get my grandson in the shop, but he’s only 3 and Mom and Dad say no, he’s too young yet. We’ll see. Jockmike

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

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#8 posted 2676 days ago

Thanks all – she is cute but verrrrrrrry bossy. Takes after her mom who is a corp. attorney and she knows how to push her older sister’s anger buttons.
Hawqnutz – the side is not a decal but wood burning and jokmike 2 – lol – I did not ask the parents…but we were very careful.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#9 posted 2676 days ago

Such a great chest. Your granddaughter will have it forever I bet!

-- Jimmy

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#10 posted 2675 days ago

That’s great work, for sure. Which part did you do, Larry?

Great looking grand daughter, you’re a lucky man.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 2601 days ago

Beautiful work. Unique idea !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 2600 days ago

Thanks all….the one thing we forgot….was a padlock…we had to add that… a hurry…...little girls can be so crabby if they do not get their way…lol…big girls too…..just kidding ladies

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#13 posted 2600 days ago

I think that your granddaughter probably loves small wooden boxes; I know that I do.

I think she’s the real treasure with a dimple on her cheek – cherish the moment, Larry, it will pass all too soon.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#14 posted 2599 days ago

Oh, now that’s nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#15 posted 2591 days ago

Very Nice Larry.
The box will hold something more special than any amount of money could buy and something that she won’t even need the padlock for.

Many years from from now she will be able to show this to her little girl, and when Ali opens that treasure chest she will find that special memory of the day her and grandpa worked in the shop together.

Great Treasure Chest

-- Joel Tille

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