Toy Chest

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Project by jack1 posted 1912 days ago 1153 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a new godson that needed a toy/storage box. I had a nice piece of 3/4 oak plywood left from an old cabinet project and, like a lot of woodies, I hate to throw away anything so…
As you can see, I only had enough for 5 sides so for the top, I took another solid pine laminate cut-off even older than the oak and banded it with 1”x1/2” solid pine so it would overlap the sides. I used glue, screws and plugs (I just love that look) to make it.
I joined the case with pocket screws and some glue. I also banded the edges with 90 degree corner molding made on the router table to hide the plywood ends. Adding the brass piano hinge, friction hinges and handles was the last part of the construction.
It’s finished with min-wax natural stain, their poly and then hand rubbed with johnson’s floor wax.
The veneer on the ply has some really unique figure (check the back) that wouldn’t have been seen in the original cabinet so I made sure to save it for some other project that would show it. Fun.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 1912 days ago

Toy boxes become keepsakes. My father made one for each of his grandkids and they’re still around 20+ years later. A great gift.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 1912 days ago

Nice toy chest!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1912 days ago

Great looking chest Jack, Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 1912 days ago

Good Job it looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1911 days ago

I am sure that toy box will satisfy a few generations.
Nice job.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#6 posted 1911 days ago

It looks good, “waste not want not”.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#7 posted 1907 days ago

Awesome gift and I’m sure very much appreciated : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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