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Project by JenWoodworking posted 1684 days ago 1763 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually SOLD something, and even got the money for it!

Just practicing with pine still, hardwood is ridiculously expensive and hard to get here. Anyway, since the lid was too heavy for a little guy to open as one piece.
Learning lesson on doors and angles and such, but eventually got it(good thing it was pine, and yay for exacto knives)
Just a simple design, first time using biscuit joints LOVE THEM!

-- Jen loves wood!





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dorran

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#1 posted 1684 days ago

Very nice. It looks solid and well built. I think you are ready for hardwoods.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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JenWoodworking

128 posts in 1694 days


#2 posted 1684 days ago

Thanks, Dorran. I am only a project or two away from starting with some oak, your vote of confidence helps getting me to that first cut.

-- Jen loves wood!

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Jim

142 posts in 1946 days


#3 posted 1684 days ago

Wow, nice looking toy chest! The lid really caught my eye and made me take a look, and what an easy way to remedy the problem for the little man. You’ve definitely got enough skill to work with the hardwoods.

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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Stanley Coker

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#4 posted 1684 days ago

Great job, I like the idea for the lid.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 1684 days ago

Your ready Jen, take the leap.
You never forget your first hardwood….....project.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Vicki

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#6 posted 1684 days ago

Great looking toy chest. Love the split lid. Clever solution.
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Jason

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#7 posted 1684 days ago

That is a cool idea for the lid. Good job.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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hangdog

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#8 posted 1684 days ago

Jen, all of your projects look great. Hardwood is wonderful but you’ve proven again that you don’t need fancy material to make a beautiful piece.

-- Don't just talk about it, be about it.

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JenWoodworking

128 posts in 1694 days


#9 posted 1684 days ago

Thanks everyone, I agree hangdog, kinda like working with the pine, but I really love the look of soooo many hardwoods. Stain is great, but natural wood grain would be greater.

-- Jen loves wood!

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Garyb6

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#10 posted 1684 days ago

Jen the box looks great and an great design for the top. However, its a little hard to view but it looks like you are using a piano hinge and chain to hold the top. I am concerned that the top could fall down on the little guy without some type of lid support to keep it from falling while the kids are digging through the toys.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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RexMcKinnon

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#11 posted 1683 days ago

Love the lid.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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lala

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#12 posted 1531 days ago

hey nice chest

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1531 days ago

A neat Toy chest well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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