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Project by yellowtruck75 posted 1084 days ago 2255 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Wormy Red Oak Toy Chest
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Built this toy chest for my niece’s 1st birthday. Built using Wormy Red Oak with bark inclusions and finished with poly.





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Jeffrey Alexander

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#1 posted 1084 days ago

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..."

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workerinwood

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#2 posted 1084 days ago

Very nice!! Agree with dj.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Bertha

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#3 posted 1084 days ago

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

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yellowtruck75

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#4 posted 1084 days ago

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

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Richard

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#5 posted 1084 days ago

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

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