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Project by KnotCurser posted 1118 days ago 3407 views 21 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned piece ordered by a co-worker of mine.

Three facts about my co-worker:

1) He is a Lego Fanatic
2) He has a Baby Boy who is turning one next month
3) He is a Lego Fanatic

He was browsing the internet a couple of month’s ago when he ran across this toy box that look just like a Lego brick and wondered if I could make something that looked like it. He SAID he wanted it for the kid’s Birthday Present, but I am pretty sure it’s more for him. ;-)

I said “Sure”, but I also said that I really didn’t like painting too much. He then agreed to paint it himself – Bonus!

Here’s the finished product – measuring 19×38 inches and 29 inches high it is totally proportioned like a lego brick. The posts on the top are even exactly matched to the size of the box as a real lego brick is. I used 3/4” furniture grade plywood and pocket screws to hold it together. The bottom is set in dadoes. This is a beast of a toy box!

All holes and any imperfections were filled with Water Putty then sanded smooth.

Holding the lid on is a full length piano hinge. Keeping the lid from crashing down on Baby’s fingers is a heavy duty toy box lid system from Rockler – it holds the lid stationary at any position. I HIGHLY recommend this for any toy box builders out there!

The empty picture slot will be filled with a painted, finished version of the box when I get it from my customer.

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 1118 days ago

If I’d have had a box like that for my Lego when I was a kid, I’d still have it. Nice one, Bob.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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NormG

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#2 posted 1118 days ago

Wonderful toy box, I am sure they will both enjoy it. I bet the color will be blue.

-- Norman

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rance

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#3 posted 1118 days ago

I’m guessing it will be Red. Nice job. I bet he’ll have it when he’s 30 to pass down to his own kids.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 1118 days ago

I vote black. But then I would, wouldn’t I.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Yupa4242

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#5 posted 1118 days ago

Are you gonna put lego words on each circle like the original bricks?? Blue would be my pick take the brick to be color matched. Many years ago Lego had a smal line of paints.

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 1118 days ago

That is going to hold a lot of legos!!! What a great toy box. It is really cool Bob!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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dust4tears

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#7 posted 714 days ago

So, instead of commenting on everything you post, just, in the back of your mind know, Dust4tears thinks it is purty tight and it is a ‘favorite’ of mine.
I am going to add you as a ‘friend’ so I can keep up with your work~~~I promise I wont bombard your private email, because I comment on everything you post…

I am a new woodworker, would you mind if I asked you questions when I get in a tight spot?

-- Ride hard or go home~

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dust4tears

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#8 posted 714 days ago

And….I dont know if it is LJ ‘protocol’, but I have noticed if you ‘add’ someone, they add you…..

I am about 1 lightyear, 2 weeks, and 4.5 days behind you in woodworking….. PLEASE do not feel it is ‘necessary’, or ‘protocol to add me as well…. ( I promise you I am not trying to fluff your feathers…I am just ‘keepin’ it real…)

Fooo rizzle~~~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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