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My First Project - Done last Sept.

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Project by BacktotheWood posted 1618 days ago 920 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Mother-in-law, who lives with us had talked about getting a blanket chest for in front of her bedroom window. I thought it would be someting I could make. I just used 3/4” plywood and some moldings that I found at HD. The bottom edge has the same molding as the top edge and I mounted the chest on 3” lengths of 2×4. I was about to paint it and put a lid on it when she asked if I could put some kind of back and sides to hold a cushion on top. Fortunately (or not) she came home with a cushion before I had mounted the pieces and I found out that it was smaller than the lid, so I cut out the lid and cut down the back and sides and this is it.

I found out that 3/4” plywood is much more that I need and its heavy.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.





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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 1618 days ago

If this is your first project, you have very good future as a wood worker! Looks Great!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Dave Owen

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#2 posted 1618 days ago

Thanks for sharing this. One of my Granddaughters wants a very similar one, and your photo and comments will be of help.

-- Dave O.

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 1618 days ago

Can’t see the bottom. Did you line it with cedar, by chance?

Good job on your first project. Any other completions since then, or any in the pipeline?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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BacktotheWood

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#4 posted 1617 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments.

Jonathan, I wanted to line it with cedar until I found out that she is allergic to cedar, so the inside is just painted white like the outside.

My daughter saw it and asked if I would build a toybox for my grandson. That was the best Christmas present I could have gotten. The toy box is almost complete. I’ll take some pictures and post them as soon as I can.

Bob

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 1617 days ago

Too bad about the allergy. At least you found out about it before lining it though.

Is the toybox of the same basic design, or have you incorporated any sort of “toy” element into it?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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