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Toy box #2

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Project by JeffG posted 04-13-2010 04:27 AM 1990 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I kept all the goods and corrected all my bads from my first toy box and came up with this toy box for my sons babysitter. I love the contrast between the cherry and maple. The best part of this box is the maple panels were made from salvaging a coffee table that my neighbor put at the curb as trash (I’m guessing that no one else picked it up because it had huge dents and mold all over it – nothing a good cleaning and a planner couldn’t take care of). I had to design the box around the panel sizes I could make out of the old table – it took a little extra planning and added a little extra stress knowing that a bad cut would ruin the project. I added my logo inside the box with a my branding iron – I’ll show you that as my next project.

-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY





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Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 04:49 AM

Nicely done! I like your solution for the lid.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Dtharp

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 12:57 PM

great piece, I also love the design of the lid. Knowing my daughter she would manage to have a hand on one of the contact points when she closed the lid but the idea of limiting the possibilities of that.

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donjoe

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#3 posted 04-14-2010 02:52 AM

Jeff, I too am a fan of the lid on your box. I may use that sometime. Very nice toy box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Jason

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 06:50 PM

Great box Jeff!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#5 posted 04-15-2010 02:36 AM

Jeff thats a cool looking toy box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 04-15-2010 02:51 AM

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 06-03-2010 02:52 PM

I like the top too, im doing a post rail,stile black walnut & white oak 1/4d

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#8 posted 06-03-2010 05:54 PM

A cool toy box great job Jeff
congrats on your 1000th day on Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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