|Project by NoSlivers||posted 02-28-2011 01:57 AM||2561 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
A friend of mine has a 2 year old boy with alot of toys that have been housed in baskets (wicker and plastic) giving the boy’s room a cluttered appearance. I was asked to build a box to house all the tot’s toys. I was given dimensions of 2×2x4 (which I mentioned was much too large for a toddler’s toybox). My friend would not be dissuaded so construction began. Had this been a box for a customer rather than a friend, the box would have been completed as required, 2×2x4 (let the buyer beware & be careful what you wish for); but as this was for a friend, a (fortunate) “mistake” occurred during construction causing it to come out 18” high. The boy as well as my friend and his wife are overjoyed with the box, especially since it is short enough that the child can actually reach into the box. At 2’x4’, the lid is currently too heavy for him to raise, however. The top of the lid was lock-mitered into the sides then the entire box placed on the tablesaw and the lid was then cut off. The hinges only open to 90 degrees and there are soft-down supports placed on both sides of the box/lid to protect little fingers during closure.
-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?