Daughter's Toy Box

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Project by MOJOE posted 06-14-2009 04:55 AM 3116 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project after a 10 year (or so) break. A few small mistakes, but learned from them all. The box is red oak framed with baltic birch panels. Finished with 3 coats of Watco Danish Oil under 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal. Oh yeah, used Rocler’s Lid Stay hinges…..pretty slick, and so far no little pinched fingers.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#1 posted 06-14-2009 04:59 AM

Looks good well done I bet she loves it.

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#2 posted 06-14-2009 05:36 AM

Pretty nice for a toy box. Is she able to open the lid by herself?


-- John

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#3 posted 06-14-2009 05:41 AM

Nice toy box. I am sure she will love it for many years.

-- Duane, Ohio

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#4 posted 06-14-2009 06:24 AM

Nice looking toy box. I made one for my grand daughter and the Stay hinges are great. So is it too small yet or is there still room for Dad to buy more toys? Welcome to LJ’s


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#5 posted 06-14-2009 12:30 PM

Good looking result Joe, I’ll bet she loves it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-14-2009 02:27 PM

Your little Princess will love it….....nice job Mojoe.

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#7 posted 06-14-2009 03:16 PM

Nice job! I can’t wait to build one for my daughter! I’ll have to look into those hinges as they sound pretty sweet! Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 06-14-2009 04:45 PM

Thanks for all the comments. To answer the questions, she can open the lid but it took a couple days for her to get used to it. As far as space goes, this box is about twice the size of her original one and it is pretty much filled up…...oh well.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#9 posted 06-14-2009 05:30 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks MOJOE…great looking toy box….looks like she could turn it into a hope chest when she gets older.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 06-15-2009 12:13 AM

I am trying to do the same and hope mine turns out that nice. What you used on the corners? Is is a 3×3 with dados? Or did I spot tng and grv? Thanks!

-- I specialize in expensive mistakes.

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#11 posted 06-15-2009 01:55 AM

The corners are laminated 3×3 red oak that I picked up at Lowe’s. The joinery is mortise and tendon pinned with 1/4 inch dowels and a tiny bit of glue to keep things from moving.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#12 posted 07-03-2009 05:36 PM

Wow, great work!!

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#13 posted 08-13-2009 01:54 PM

Hey. You made it good and sturdy. That should take many years of kids leaning over the sides pulling out toys.

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