|Project by TomRash||posted 02-14-2011 05:50 PM||1568 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This is another gift for my nephew’s 1st bday. It is a toybox full of hardwood blocks. I made all of the blocks back in November for the January b-day, but in January I figured I needed to make something to hold them. I found the plans in a wood magazine from the fall. The box is made from pine, which did not take a stain very well even after I used a preconditioner so I ended up painting it. The other issues that I had with the pine was how easily it scratched and did not sand well.
I got a good deal at rockler on alot of 8/4, 6/4, and 5/4 hardwood cutoffs when they were selling them for $1 bf. They were a big hit at the party with the adults. My nephew just likes to know over whatever is being built. I know he will enjoy them as he gets older.