|Project by pete79||posted 11-11-2009 04:35 AM||1901 views||4 times favorited||17 comments|
My First Lumberjock’s Project Posting! Thanks to everyone that provided input on tips and techniques – this wouldn’t look even close to how it does without you guys.
This is a toybox that I started building for my kids about two months ago. It’s technically the 3rd piece of furniture that I’ve ever completed, but first of any real significance and what I would consider to be pretty good quality. The box took two months since I hold a “day job” and only got to work on this an hour or two each night after the kids go to bed.
The box is made of solid birch and birch ply. Legs and rails are all 4/4 stock, and the ply is 1/2” ply. I routed 1/2” deep channels in the legs and rails to receive the panels, and then just used glue to hold them in – they’re recessed looking from the outside, and flush on the inside.
I sanded everything to 180, used one coat of Bullseye Sealcoat, the General Finishes “Candelight” Gel Stain, followed by three coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss.
I’m hoping the kids don’t destroy it, and can keep it around for a long time, eventually using it as a blanket chest or something. I figure it’s just wood, so if they do something to it, I can probably fix it.
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