Toy Box,First solid wood attempt

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Project by Robsshop posted 1599 days ago 1895 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a birthday gift for my Niece I tried my hand at this solid wood toy box made of maple and purpleheart . I wanted a clean looking face so I used half blind dovetails (also my first experience). The lid is raised panel constructed with brass accenting(pins/bars)! I finished it with my personal preference, a hand rubbed tungoil mixture.I intend to as a follow up gift when she is older to make a slider box that will ride on rails that are incorporated inside the toy box. Over all I was pleased with this project and its end results, but a lot more thought and effort goes into building with solid wood and allowances are more critical. Still really enjoyed the process, hoping to do more of it ! Thanks for looking …......Rob

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

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#1 posted 1599 days ago

Ph and maple look good together. Nice job. Welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1599 days ago

Thanx for the kind words,looking forward to learning my way around the site!

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

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#3 posted 1599 days ago

Very nicely accomplished project, nice wood combinations & the colour contrast is just perfect.
Great job on the finish too. Keep up you beautiful work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1598 days ago

She’s a real beauty….Welcome to LJs : )

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#5 posted 1598 days ago

Great looking toy box Robert. The wood contrasts do it justice. Solid wood projects are certainly addictive…I rarely ever use anything except solid wood…and I woodn’t have it any other way.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 1598 days ago

Looks very nice.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1598 days ago

Very nice !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#8 posted 1597 days ago

Another great build. I really like this one.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 1597 days ago

Nice Box !!

Welcome !

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 1597 days ago

Really Nice! I would never get anything done if my shop looked as clean as yours!

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#11 posted 1079 days ago

Looks sharp.

-- Mike, Marietta,ny

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