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Raised Panel Toy Box #2 Curly Cherry

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Project by poroskywood posted 1784 days ago 3611 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so part of the busy few weeks is on top of getting a new Bandsaw for the wood shop I’ve been working on Toy Box # 2 for the consignment shop. I didn’t change the design much from the first one mostly due the fact that I was on a time table, but did get some good advice for the next one here in Refine this Design post. I did make some subtle changes. The rails and stiles are a 1/2” narrower and the stiles on the side panels compensate (3/4” narrower) for the butt joint to the front panel so they don’t look wider or out of place. (hope you know what I mean) More Lid-Stay hinges (expensive). Nick wanted to get in this one for a picture just like the last time! I think he was disappointed it wasn’t coming in the house, so was I a little.

The Box is Curly Cherry I left some of the sap wood exposed for fun. 24” x 42” x 20” deep. I asked Selina (owner of shop) if she thought the box was two big? She said It can’t be big enough, most folks are buying two smaller toy boxes because the can’t find one big enough. OK! I don’t remember having that many Toys as a kid but these are different times.
The Interior floor, divider, and removable sliding tray are Curly Maple. This time on the tray I mitered the corners and put in some Cherry splines as I was recently inspired by Patron to make a Miter Joint Spline jig for my crosscut sled. Some High Gloss Poly (all I had enough of to do this project in the shop, I’m a Satin guy personally) and a rubbing of wax. I also got to Bookmatch the bottom of the tray on my new saw so I was making happy noises the whole time!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott





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Jimi_C

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#1 posted 1784 days ago

Very nice, I had no idea of the scale until I saw the last picture.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1784 days ago

Great Toy Box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1784 days ago

Pretty nice for a toy box to get beat up by the kids:-)) Where’s it going if not in the house?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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degoose

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#4 posted 1784 days ago

That box is WICKED!!!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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huff

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#5 posted 1784 days ago

Your subtle changes are great ones. The box looks terrific and nice attention to detail. Making the side stile 3/4’ narrower to make the corners come out symetrical is really paying attention to details. This box turned out great. Can’t wait to see the next one.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Gary

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#6 posted 1784 days ago

That’s real nice; I like that.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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mjlauro

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#7 posted 1784 days ago

Ok first off it looks great , good job…..Now. I hope you have installed or plan to install a safety hinge on that. I have heard horror stories of kids getting their fingers caught, there heads smashed and yes even getting caught inside. So, I would seriously consider adding a pretty big hinge support, check out rockler.com they should have what you need.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1784 days ago

Looks great what a great place to store cute little boys :-))

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1784 days ago

Nice toy box.

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 1784 days ago

Beautiful toy box. It’s to nice for a toy box. The curly cherry & maple are incredible

-- Dennis Zongker

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mtnwild

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#11 posted 1783 days ago

WOW you really used that fantastic wood well. Beautiful project…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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McLeanVA

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#12 posted 1780 days ago

That is one sweet toy box. What did you use to secure the framework? M&T? Dowels? Biscuits? I was wowed by your walnut version, but I have to admit… this version wins. Nothing beats the cherry and maple combo in my book… and as usual your curly lumber seals the deal. This could easily become a hope/blanket chest in a master bedroom.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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