Another toy box

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 05-27-2011 02:36 PM 1883 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 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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#1 posted 05-27-2011 04:54 PM

Very well done emetric.

The legs give this box a not so boxy look that looks great!. Just out of curiosity how are these legs attached? I see the two upper and lower horizontal trim boards, are these face framed into the legs also?

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 07:56 PM

Thats a sweet design and you did a great job of it I want one now for my grandson.We have a room in our house which has five bedrooms dedicated to my grandson when he comes all of his toys which we bought him are there.So I need abox just like this to keep the smaller stuff in.kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 03:49 PM

Nice job on that! I might have to make a couple of those myself. Thanks for posting the pix and giving me a shout-out.

-- Joe,

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 04:02 PM

That’s a great little toy box. I’ll bet it will be used a lot.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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