Toy Box for Grandson

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Project by BacktotheWood posted 02-20-2010 12:45 PM 1430 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 03:06 PM

Nice toy box & I’ll bet the little one loves it.

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 09:18 PM

Great toy box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 05:24 AM

Very nice toy box ! I made a box for a young family member as well and its always a nice feeling to give something like this to a loved one and know it’s going to be cherished for years to come. I am sure he loved it and once again, great job !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 05-12-2010 05:27 AM

very nice tool box

-- Custom furniture

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