|Project by jeb1974||posted 09-10-2011 11:55 PM||1102 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
After looking at tons of designs online, and taking into account that this is my second woodworking project, I decided to go simple. Of course, now that it is done I would have done it all differently. I guess I will make a second one when we have more kids and a bigger house.
It was a lot of fun and I learned a ton on it. My grandfather keeps saying that glue will hold it together but I put brackets inside the inner box and underneath the whole toy box. Probably overkill. And, the thing is basically held together by a bunch of dado joints.
I have seen many of the toy boxes my fellow LJs have done and they are really impressive. I like mine as a first start for a “box” design, but will borrow some things I see when I do the next one. I found this site after doing this project. One of the things I am proud of is the corner joints. My grandfather showed me how to use a certain router bit to hide the joint.
Materials: One 4×6 sheet of half inch nice finish plywood. Brownish stain and three coats of polyurethane. Decorative hinges and L brackets. All materials bought at Home Depot.