|Project by BacktotheWood||posted 02-20-2010 12:45 PM||1235 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My daughter hinted how nice it would be to have Grandpa build a toy box for Noah. I made it from 1/2” birch plywood and moldings from HD. I copied the design for the base from a picture I saw online.
Since it can stay in the 70’s here in Texas through December, I tried to get it done for Christmas. (“Missed it by That Much” – from an old TV show Get Smart) This year it dropped into the 40’s and rainy about 2 weeks before Christmas. I was able to very closely match the color of his bedroom furniture, but I don’t have a heated garage. Even using shellac on warm days left cloudiness in the finish. Nobody else even notices it except me.
I lined the box with cork to protect both the toys and the box and used a soft close lid support to keep the lid from dropping on his fingers. Everybody loves it.
So I’ll work on my finishing techniques and get a heater before next winter. Lessons learned!
-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.