|Project by ShakerBoxMaker||posted 02-22-2009 03:15 AM||2096 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
The wife has been on me to build a toy box. Our youngest turned 8 and I thought I could just keep putting it off. Well to clear the clutter and make everyone happy, I came up with this toy chest that should easily convert to a side table. It’s not an heirloom piece, but has more staying power than a toy box.
I made it using some MDF, #2 Pine and 3/8” bead board. It is three simple boxes with a single adjustable shelf in each. For a finish I sprayed two coats of lamp black milk paint and let it dry, then did some light sanding in a few selected areas, then added a mocha gel stain and wiped it off. I then sprayed 2-3 coats of lacquer (Deft).
Knocked it out in two weekends for under $175. If in a few years, the wife tires of it, I have no problem with donating it to the next garage sale.
-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN