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Tool Chest Toy Box

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Project by sgmdwk posted 12-16-2016 06:02 PM 518 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my granddaughter was one, I built her a blanket chest / toy box. Now, with my grandson just turned one, I needed to make something appropriate for him to remember his grandpa by. I chose to build him a tool chest toy box. The chest is red oak, the internal tracks and trays are poplar. I carved his name in the lid freehand, with gouges and a Dremel. The chest is 16 X 16 X 26 inches. The only mechanical fasteners are the hinges and hinge supports (to protect little fingers). I figure the internal trays can be replaced with full-width ones when the chest graduates from toys to tools, when Andrew grows up.

-- Dave K.





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#1 posted 12-16-2016 07:37 PM

That’s a mighty fine chest. Andrew is going to love it for the rest of his life. I applaud you and envy him. I have nothing but a couple of photos of my grandfather. He’s a lucky boy to have a grandpa like you.

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#2 posted 12-16-2016 08:45 PM

Too nice to put toys in. And I hope you signed and dated the piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 12-17-2016 02:51 AM

Now you have to make at least a few toys for it too!

Very nice work.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#4 posted 12-17-2016 05:15 AM

Nice work Dave!
I agree that it needs some toys too.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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