|Project by Tom Regnier||posted 03-01-2015 12:33 AM||869 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I made this toy box for friends who are having a baby girl later this month. He does a little woodworking himself and was kind enough to give me an extra band saw he acquired, so I used it to make some of the curved cuts and surprised them today with the gift.
Nothing too difficult with the construction, I used 3/4” maple throughout and made a slight taper on the ends. This was a great excuse to build that tapering jig I’ve wanted for some time now. I went with the button head wood plugs to give the whole thing a fun look along with the colorful seat fabric. Although, it was a little strange to build something without any real joinery…I debated a few other ideas but screws and button head plugs just seemed right for the project. This was my first attempt at upholstering and after doing a little research it went pretty well….foam, batting and fabric for a comfortable seat. I decided to use the torsion hinges from Rockler despite the steep price ($50)...but you get what you pay for and they work really well. I sprayed a few coats of Trans Tint dye and then sprayed 4 coats of GF semi gloss….great stuff!
I hope she gets a lot of use out of it….thanks for looking!