|Project by poroskywood||posted 08-03-2009 12:56 AM||6268 views||11 times favorited||22 comments|
Hey LJ’s! Been working in the shop, this time for my boys. They needed a Toy Box. I had it in my head that I was going to use my Freud raised panel bit set and did just that. This was also an opportunity to buy a sweet set of 48” parallel clamps (YES)!
The Box is 42” x 24” x 20” deep. Made from Black Walnut and Ambrosia Maple (wormy) for the panels. I lucked out and found a beautiful piece of Curly Walnut for the lid. I had been saving this piece but never dreamed it was so Curly! I used Lid-stay hinges from Rockler. The lid stays up nicely, used three could have put four on. I used some 1/2” T&G Walnut for the floor and inset it with my Dado. I added a piece of trim to the bottom so it did not look so “panelly” thought of adding a piece to the top under edge of lid. What do you think?
Once I assembled the Box (Titebond / Kreg Pocket hole jig) I thought it was way to big so I improvised a bit and added a dividing piece of wood 5” from the backside for books or whatever and made a removable, sliding tray set on 1/2” rails for small things so they don’t get buried in the bottom.
My two boys Nick and Clark fit nicely in it, as do their toys.
I’m glad I made it that big after all!
All in all it was some more good experience filled with trial and error, trouble shooting, If I had to do it again I would make some different choices but I’m pretty satisfied and know it will last my boys and serve it’s purpose.
-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott