Toy Box

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Project by AugieCoe posted 1251 days ago 1224 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first time I was commissioned to do a piece. A friend at work asked me to build this toy box for her son (see last picture with him sitting on top). I wanted to do this for cost so I used Cottonwood. Smells like cat pee when you cut it, but works well with power tools. Finger joints for joinery and poly for the finish.

Lesson learned from this project? Anti-slam hinges are confusing. I couldn’t figure out how this hinge was going to work just by looking at it. Follow the directions for installation – and works like a charm!

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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#1 posted 1251 days ago

That’s a nice toy box. You can sure tell that the little fellow thought so too. Good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 1251 days ago

Very nice looking Toy Box AC,and the recipient looks pleased as well ! I built a toy box for a small family member as well and recall that same smile !

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

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#3 posted 1250 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 1248 days ago

Nice design, especially for the finger joints! Excellent job!

-- Uwe

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