|Project by Sinister||posted 09-13-2010 05:20 PM||2492 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
If you’re like me, you have a box full of orphan hardware sitting around. I don’t think I’ve seen a project like this anywhere else, so I decided to upload a few pictures. Basically, it’s a box with 3 chambers and 9 doors. Each door has a different latch mechanism.
I built this box of doors for my son a few years ago when he was a toddler. The idea was to give him something that would help him develop his motor dexterity. To be honest, he rarely touched it. But now he’s 6, and he plays with it more often. He puts action figures or cars in it. His imagination is better than mine so I don’t know what he’s doing, but it keeps him busy.
It’s made out of mahogany and aspen and was a good exercise in half-lap joints. It does have some small parts so I feel compelled to put a “not for age under 3” warning on it.
-- Patrick, Iowa City