|Project by Darryl Jones||posted 05-27-2011 02:36 PM||1637 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
Made this one for a friends first baby boy. I deviated from my usual design after inspiration from a shoe bench made by a fellow lumberjock Joe Dusel (you can find his shoe benches at woodistry.com). The original request was to make a toy box of contrasting color similar to the walnut version I made a few years ago (as in the last two pics). But it was later decided that it would all be stained dark. This isn’t completed yet and I will post the completed pics in a few days. I guess I just couldn’t wait to share. Joe if you are checking this out I hope you approve of my take on your design.
update The project is now completed and I have included finished pics (#1-3). The third pic shows part of my finger saving design. Instead of mortising the hinges into the box, I made these oak bumpers to hold the lid open an extra 1/8” at the front to match the space between the halves of the hinges as additional protection from having the little guys fingers pinched.
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