• Advertise with us
Project by Blackberry posted 02-11-2017 01:59 AM 1449 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was approached by a coworker with a request for a toy box for her daughter. I was given compete design freedom. She has yet to receive it… I’m confident it isn’t what she had in mind but it’s a toy box nonetheless.

The shape of the box was cut out of Baltic Birch. The front and the back was attached on the sides using strips of 3/4 thick plywood cut roughly 1” wide. The ends were then covered with bendy ply. I attempted to use thin Masonite but it wouldn’t make the bends. The inside curves are skinned with a thin ply that I had in the shop. Given the amount of skeleton, laminateing and glue the box really seem to be bulletproof.

16 comments so far

View Kelster58's profile


670 posts in 738 days

#1 posted 02-11-2017 02:04 AM

That is thinking “outside the box”. Looks great. Anyone should be proud to own that. Good job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

View woodbutcherbynight's profile


5680 posts in 2607 days

#2 posted 02-11-2017 02:49 AM

IF she does not appreciate the time and skill required to make such a unique box, I want it!!! Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View EugdOT's profile


245 posts in 753 days

#3 posted 02-11-2017 03:07 AM

Outstanding! Very Dr. Seussish.

View Scott's profile


116 posts in 1554 days

#4 posted 02-11-2017 03:38 AM

If your co-worker doesn’t want it I’ll take it ;) Very cool design!!!

View robscastle's profile (online now)


5446 posts in 2402 days

#5 posted 02-11-2017 03:39 AM

I think you have very bad drift on the bandsaw.
And a nice set of clamps!
Did you use bendy plywood on the ends?

Impressive project I only hope it is appreciated

-- Regards Rob

View Greg the Cajun Wood Artist's profile

Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

447 posts in 1140 days

#6 posted 02-11-2017 04:19 AM

Awesome creation…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

View WayneC's profile


13783 posts in 4296 days

#7 posted 02-11-2017 04:21 AM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View becikeja's profile


947 posts in 3011 days

#8 posted 02-11-2017 02:06 PM


-- Don't outsmart your common sense

View GR8HUNTER's profile


5099 posts in 911 days

#9 posted 02-11-2017 02:45 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View Marcial's profile


154 posts in 744 days

#10 posted 02-11-2017 04:00 PM

As they used to say in the sixties- how not to be a square. Graceful and well done.

View david38's profile


3518 posts in 2542 days

#11 posted 02-11-2017 04:17 PM

looks great

View CampD's profile


1731 posts in 3684 days

#12 posted 02-11-2017 06:07 PM


-- Doug...

View NormG's profile


6283 posts in 3202 days

#13 posted 02-11-2017 07:48 PM

Cat in the Hat, wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View helluvawreck's profile


32087 posts in 3065 days

#14 posted 02-11-2017 08:41 PM

This toy box is so whimsical and creative. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View taoist's profile


124 posts in 2689 days

#15 posted 02-11-2017 09:56 PM

Outstanding work !

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics