First Toy Box

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Project by Holmer posted 1551 days ago 1484 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first real wood working project I took on by myself. I think it came out really good, I definitely learned a lot from this project. It is made from 3/4 Cherry and Cherry Veneer plywood for the panels, measurements for this chest are 22hx20dx38L. Top is supported by Rockler’s lid stay torsion hinges, which are very nice and well worth the extra money. My plan is to line it with Cedar when my daughter grows out of toy and make it a blanket chest.

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#1 posted 1551 days ago

I love this design. Did you design it yourself? Do you have any plans for it?

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#2 posted 1551 days ago

very nice toy box i need to build one too

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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#3 posted 1550 days ago

Nice job on a great looking toy box. Watch out though, your daughter might use it for hide and seek.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#4 posted 1550 days ago

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1550 days ago

Nice work.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#6 posted 1549 days ago

Great looking toybox!

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#7 posted 1549 days ago

Looks real good. I want to build a blanket chest something like this.

I see it can hold kids too. It’s a multipurpose box.

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

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#8 posted 1548 days ago

@darrenjttu sorry I don’t have any plans for this box I just kinda had a idea of how I wanted to make it and just went with it.
@Hallmark yes we did play hide and seek, we took turns hiding, then my daughter cried because she wanted to sleep in it.

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#9 posted 1522 days ago

Very nice toy box ! Your little one will make good use of this first project that You’ve constructed for her.Great job and stay safe !

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

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#10 posted 1522 days ago

Nice toy box

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1451 days ago

How did you join the two pieces that made the corners?

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#12 posted 1448 days ago

@teeps I just used pocket holes and glue

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