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Project by jody495 posted 09-06-2016 03:02 AM 683 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are my latest projects. 3 toy boxes / hope chests.plans are from wood magazine. assembled with bisques . all parts were pre finished before assembly. bottom secured with pocket hole screws.I am very impressed with the torsion hinges from rockler.has been a fun project.





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avsmusic1

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#1 posted 09-06-2016 12:59 PM

great boxes

I’m actually making a toy box for my son right now too and thinking about the torsion hinges. Is this all 3/4” oak? you only needed 2 torsion hinges for the lid? dimensions?

Thanks

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#2 posted 09-06-2016 01:05 PM

These toy boxes look very nice and are very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 09-06-2016 01:16 PM

nice work

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#4 posted 09-06-2016 03:28 PM



great boxes

I m actually making a toy box for my son right now too and thinking about the torsion hinges. Is this all 3/4” oak? you only needed 2 torsion hinges for the lid? dimensions?

Thanks

- avsmusic1

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#5 posted 09-06-2016 04:19 PM

Nice boxes.

They will probably stay in the same family for generations.

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 09-07-2016 01:06 AM

Nice job!

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jody495

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 02:34 AM

thanks for the compliments.overall dimensions are 16”w /20”h/31&1/2”l . this is a plan from wood magazine issue 202 dec2010/jan2011.the plan calls for the use of screws and plugs for assembly, but I don’t like using plugs on kids furniture. this is all 3/4” red oak.rockler catalogue has the formula for figuring what hinge you need.thanks for the link Tony. I made templates because more relatives want one. back to work, lol

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#8 posted 09-07-2016 07:01 AM

Nice boxes and very practical with those holes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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jody495

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#9 posted 09-07-2016 01:43 PM

I really liked the design of this toy box. the two biggest dangers with toy boxes are suffocation and the lid slamming down on a child’s head or hands. this design from wood magazine eliminates those hazards.

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jody495

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#10 posted 09-08-2016 03:03 AM

” Update ”, just sat down and figured up the cost of each toy box. the hinges were $55.00 each ,the wood was $127.00 each for a grand total of $182.00. if I tried to sell these for $200.00 ,do you think anyone would buy them?

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