Oak Toy Box for a Friend's Daughter

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Project by SWM posted 01-30-2011 09:06 PM 2320 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toy box that a friend and I built for his little girl as a Christmas present.

Case construction is birch ply with Red Oak Rails. He wanted a simple design, so we didn’t go through the trouble of using raised panels.

Measures 48” wide x 24” deep x 24” tall.

Finished with Mahogany Bri-Wax over light brown tinted shellac. This was my first time using Bri-wax. I was thrilled with the finish, just not the amount of buffing time that it took to get to that point!

Now let’s see how long it stands up to his 3 year old. I suspect a coat of poly in its future.

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 10:27 PM

Nice looking toy box.

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 10:56 PM

Nicely done and beautiful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 01:58 AM

Good strong design and sweet finish…nice job.

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 02:24 AM

Great Lookin Toy Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 02:48 AM

Beautiful and looks rugged.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 06:56 AM

Nice. That oak looks warm and inviting.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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