Very first projects

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Project by nurvreck posted 01-17-2011 12:39 AM 1722 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With a couple of shadow boxes I’ve posted so far, these were the first things I actually built. I found the plans to the toy box online. It was built last winter and being my very first project, it was one huge learning experience. The plans called for cedar but I went with pine. I did use cedar paneling though. Box and backing are 3/4 inch plywood with chalkboard paint.

Picnic table was built this past summer. Also found these plans online. I like the 2×4 construction better than the 2×6. Would have changed how I sealed it but oh well.

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Yuma, AZ

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 01:57 AM

Well for your first projects you acctually did very well, and you selected useful projects. Well done Dan.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 01:59 AM

Good looking first projects. That chalkboard paint is great, looks like someone there really llikes it. We have a small wall in our kitchen painted with it for our daughter to draw on. I have used it for a couple of projects as well.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 03:54 AM

Projects for the kids are always a good place to start. Nice job!

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#4 posted 01-17-2011 11:11 AM

This is a very cool toy box and it looks like it turned out pretty nice for a first attempt ! I like the chalk board panels,it is obvious that they will render many works of art !! My first real solid wood project was a toy box built for a young family member and I learned much with that project as well ! The picnic table looks like a solid build also. Keep up the skill building and thanks for sharing and as always be safe !

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

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