|Project by CDavy||posted 02-20-2011 09:03 PM||4017 views||10 times favorited||23 comments|
This is a Toy Box I made for my niece’s 1st birthday. It came from a combination of 5 different plans I found online and some images from LJ’s (thanks for all the inspiration!).
The whole project was made from 3/4” Baltic Birch plywood and a 1×8 piece of poplar from the big orange box store. It measures 40” long x 16” deep and 27” high (floor to top of back). The seat sits 21” above the floor. I used a combination of glued rabbets and biscuits to assemble. I wanted to minimize the areas where fingers could get pinched while still being able to support a lot of weight on top (kids love to climb stuff)-so I have 2 cut out tabs under the lid to support it. The top is attached with a short continuos hinge. For safety it has 2 toy box lid supports from Rockler.
To finish it-I painted with 2 coats of Indoor latex paint. I bought the letters and scalloped trim from a craft store and painted them white. Attaching them was the only place I used brad nails. To finish it, I sprayed on 3 coats of gloss polycrylic for a nice smooth finish and make it easier to clean.
-- “Knowledge is limited; but imagination encircles the world”~Albert Einstein