First Toy Box

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Project by Holmer posted 04-26-2010 02:15 AM 1717 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 04-26-2010 02:27 AM

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

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 02:59 AM

very nice toy box i need to build one too

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 08:12 AM

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 04-26-2010 03:23 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 06:33 PM

Nice work.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 04:09 PM

Great looking toybox!

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 04:21 AM

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 04-28-2010 05:17 AM

@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 05-24-2010 05:23 AM

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 wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 05-24-2010 05:37 AM

Nice toy box

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 08-03-2010 01:50 PM

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

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#12 posted 08-07-2010 03:55 AM

@teeps I just used pocket holes and glue

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