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Project by griff posted 02-11-2008 04:09 AM 2397 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small chest that i made out of two cedar board that had little small knots all in them, It has rabbit joints on the ends and glued and screwed. I used the sap wood of the cedar to fill the screw holes, It has a 3/8 pine plywood bottom. It has High gloss poly for finish. my 2yr old daughter keeps some of her toys in it for now.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#1 posted 02-11-2008 04:23 AM

Very nice work. Great job!

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#2 posted 02-11-2008 04:47 AM

Very pretty! How big is it?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-11-2008 05:01 AM

25 1/2 L X 14 1/2 W 14 1/2 T

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 02-11-2008 05:34 AM

Mike, that is a nice toybox. I am sure you daughter will appreciate it more as she grows older but for now it is a piece of furniture that belongs to her. The finish and construction look really solid- they need to be to deal the punishment that a toddler can inflict.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-11-2008 05:45 AM

I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a cedar board with such a large amount of small knots.

Very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 02-11-2008 07:14 AM

It almost looks like birdseye cedar. Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 02-11-2008 07:15 AM

Nice job Mike – looks like it should last for many years to come. I like the finish on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 02-11-2008 07:57 AM

Beautiful! I love the wood with the knots in it and the finish is really nice. It really glows. That cedar is almost iridescent. Great job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 02-11-2008 02:22 PM

Real nice for a toy box [smile], great looking box.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 02-11-2008 02:35 PM

Nice chest.

-- Jiri

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#11 posted 02-11-2008 03:44 PM

What a great looking chest. Two board??! Wow, just how big were they?

Very unusual grain in that Cedar as well. Looks like a fine piece of furniture to me.

-- Still learning everything

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#12 posted 02-11-2008 04:16 PM

Nice looking chest you made there. Very nicely done.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#13 posted 02-11-2008 07:03 PM

Very nice. The finish looks great.

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#14 posted 02-12-2008 07:00 AM

I need one of those, great job.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#15 posted 02-14-2008 06:06 PM

It’s gorgeous and it will be interesting to watch it transform over the years, from a toy box, to something else, to something else …

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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