Shaker Style Toy Chest #2 Complete and Filled with Toys

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Project by DoctorDan posted 10-23-2011 12:24 AM 2218 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The toy box itself was completed prior to Christmas 2010. However, it wasn’t until last week that the soft down flap stay was installed completing the project and making it toddler safe.

There’s a few differences between Box #1 and #2. 1# has a variable resistance gas strut. 2# has dovetailed skirting boards and has been limed.

Timber: Radiata Pine. Dimensions: 800×400×480mm. Glue: Titebond III Joinery: Various, Dovetailed, Tongue & Groove, Stepped Panel and Frame. Finish: Feast Watson Liming Agent, Minwax Wipe on Poly Matte, Ubeaut Natural Wax. Hardware: Zinc piano hinge (sourced from Bunnings), and soft down flap stay. (sourced from Lee Valley.)

Complete work in progress documented at The Love Of Wood.

-- Daniel -

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 02:17 AM

Nice toy chest.

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 02:54 AM

Nice attention to details here. I like the look of the Pine as well : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 05:19 AM

Very nice! I bet the design would make a sharp tool chest as well.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 01:06 PM

great job
someone is going to be very happy :-)


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#5 posted 10-23-2011 02:32 PM

Pretty nice chest! I could see my grand kids reaching inside for some toys. Thanks for sharing!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 02:00 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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