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Project by ShopDogs posted 04-08-2009 04:57 PM 4500 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box for a little girl’s 1st. birthday. I used poplar and 1/4” plywood. The box is 20” x 22” x 34”. The hinged top overhangs 1” on the front and both sides. I used a 30” piano hinge with 2 safety lid supports that hold the lid up in any position and keep little fingers safe.

It took longer to paint than to construct!

Thanks for looking

Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 04-08-2009 05:47 PM

Very nice design and color scheme for a little girl.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Randy Sharp

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#2 posted 04-08-2009 05:49 PM

Nice design Michael. Projects for children are the one’s I enjoy doing the most. Sure to be a parent pleaser too!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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BethMartin

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#3 posted 04-08-2009 06:06 PM

It is really pretty – the furniture in my daughter’s room is painted like that. :)

My one concern is if the lid fits tightly you might consider putting some air holes in it somewhere. Kids like to hide/sleep in toyboxes with disastrous results. This is just a worried mom talkin’. :)

-- Beth

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ShopDogs

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#4 posted 04-08-2009 07:15 PM

Thanks, Beth. That is a good point. Actually, this box’s lid rests on pretty thick felt pads at the front corners so there is all kinds of air flow. When I was a little kid, my older sister locked me in a steamer trunk. I was probably not in there very long, but it seemed like an eternity! So your concern is very valid.

Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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Woodchuck1957

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#5 posted 04-08-2009 07:36 PM

Quite a few years ago I built a toy box almost exactly like that and painted it with wall papered panels for a friend of mine for his boy, I charged them $30 for it and his wife about come unglued on me, thanks for the reminder. Nice job by the way.

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#6 posted 04-08-2009 09:47 PM

If someone asks me to paint something pink, I hope I can find the color you used! Great project and I’m sure it won’t take long to fill.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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ShopDogs

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#7 posted 04-09-2009 01:25 AM

Don, thank you for your comments. The pink paint is Lowe’s Valspar Art Deco Pink, high gloss latex.

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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