|Project by Randy Moseley||posted 12-17-2011 09:51 PM||2559 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a toy box that will eventually be used for blankets. I made it for a work colleague. It is made of red oak with walnut trim and straps, and birch buttons. The stain is special walnut. The finish is sanding sealer and lacquer, sprayed. The box is made of 3/4” red oak plywood. The arched top is made by cutting 4 pine 2×8 pieces into the curve, then bending a 1/8” baltic birch top to arch over the pieces. I also put the baltic birch on the underside of the lid. The oak for the top and underside is resawn red oak, planed and drum sanded to about 3/32” thick veneers, edged glued, then applied to the baltic birch arches with contact cement. The straps are walnut resawn and glued back together in the curve using plastic resin glue. The birch buttons are individually glued (there are 703 of them!. That took several hours!) :) I used 5 lid supports since the top ended up weighing about 25 lbs. The unit is 48” long, 24” wide, and 30” tall at the peak of the arched top.
-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois