Toy box for my niece for chirstmas 2009

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Project by armylogger posted 1580 days ago 994 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this toy box for my niece for chirstmas. She is 4. It is all pine and is my favorite that I have done so far. Although it was the easiest, it made me feel really good when it was done and she “opened” it on christmas morning. I say “opened”, but it was so big that I just put a sheet over it until it came time to open presents. Not only was she happy, but my brother was more excited and enthused about it than anyone. This was also my first project like this that my entire family had seen and all I heard when they saw it was ooooh and ahhhhh and “Oh my that is pretty”. Ok, now on to the details. Like I said, all pine. I burned the outside of it after it was built. Sanded, then about 5 coats of poly. The letters are plywood that were bought at a hobby store. You can’t see in the pictures, but there are matching filler button caps down each side to hide the countersunk screws. Also the feet are square blocks that I routed to make “pretty” for her. The pink is a stain that I had mixed up at a local store. All edges and corneds rounded with my router and spring loaded hinges to protect her tiny little fingers. Hope you like it. I sure do. OH yeah, that is her in it asleep. My brother said that when they got it home the first thing she did was take all of her brand new toys out went to the back and drug her pillow and blanket to the living room, crawled in and went to sleep. Who would have thought that a 4 years old would have liked it more than all her new toys. Apparently she has to show it to every single person that comes by his house! :)

-- Of all the people I have met in my life, you are one of them!

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#1 posted 1580 days ago

Great story and toy box. No matter how specific you make something a child will find another use for it.

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#2 posted 1580 days ago

Great Job and story! You must be very proud!

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#3 posted 1579 days ago

I like the design and function, but sorry dude I hate the burned finish.

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#4 posted 1579 days ago

Nice toy box. Looks great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 1579 days ago

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 1565 days ago

Thanks everyone! Hopefully I will be able to get back to the states soon and build some more. I have alot of neices and nephews that are BEGGING for one now.

-- Of all the people I have met in my life, you are one of them!

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#7 posted 1559 days ago

Wonderful story and photo a job well done and obviously very appreciated by your 4 year recipient.

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