Wormy Red Oak Toy Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by yellowtruck75 posted 08-11-2011 01:55 PM 3172 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Wormy Red Oak Toy Chest
Wormy Red Oak Toy Chest No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Built this toy chest for my niece’s 1st birthday. Built using Wormy Red Oak with bark inclusions and finished with poly.

5 comments so far

View Jeffrey Alexander's profile

Jeffrey Alexander

113 posts in 2749 days

#1 posted 08-11-2011 02:22 PM

Beautiful! I love wormy oak!
Suggestion—install heavy duty box lid supports to prevent pinched fingers and bumps on the head, or remove the top and store it until the niece gets older to handle the lid. She’ll probably end up playing—in the box—instead of storing toys . I’ve made two for grandkids and my daughter tells me they make great spaces to hide in!

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

View workerinwood's profile


2717 posts in 3124 days

#2 posted 08-11-2011 03:43 PM

Very nice!! Agree with dj.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View Bertha's profile


13529 posts in 2750 days

#3 posted 08-11-2011 03:55 PM

Its spectacular. Lid stays can be expensive but I’m guessing no price is too high for this application. I put heavy stays in a lightweight shop-built cedar chest and currently have a purchased large heavy chest with insuffiicient stays. This is a good reminder for me!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

View yellowtruck75's profile


469 posts in 3123 days

#4 posted 08-11-2011 10:27 PM

I used Rockler Toy Box hinges that ae rated to 60 pounds and it only closes when its about 2 inches from closing

View Richard 's profile


394 posts in 3178 days

#5 posted 08-12-2011 06:16 AM

I like the grain pattern of the top and how you wrapped it with with oak. Did you screw the mitered oak to the top on all sides, or did you do something special for the expansion of the lid. I ask because I make chests and I have always screwed everything together. But after reading articles, I realize that I might of made a mistake, but so far everything looks good on my chest lids.

Overall nice grain pattern and finish on your chest.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics