|Project by Alan||posted 12-19-2010 07:33 AM||2551 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
My 2 kids wanted toy boxes for their rooms, Mom hopes they put the toys in the boxes. So this was my Christmas project, 2 toy boxes 31”L x 18”W x 20”H, made of walnut and maple. They are basic frame and panel design with pocket hole screws. Made for 4/4 material, the panels are raised on the inside as I wanted the flat facing out to put their name on them.
To do the names I found a font I liked on the computer, printed them out, taped them together and used carbon paper to trace them on the panels. I then use a small router to take out as much material as possible and finished with a chisel. I finished by using a textured punch on the letters to hide all the chisel and router marks. I stole lots of ideas from Tommy MacDonald Pilgrim Blanket Chest project.
For the feet I laminated some of the left over walnut and turned them on the lathe, they aren’t all exactly the same but I don’t think anyone would be able to tell.
The finish is boiled linseed oil and paste wax.
As always comments and critiques are welcome. Thanks for looking.
-- Alan, Prince George