LumberJocks

Christmas Toy Chest for the Mailman's Granddaughter

  • Advertise with us
Project by jack1 posted 12-24-2011 10:23 PM 1396 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Mailman wanted a toy chest that would last so we chose red oak. In retrospect, I should have put wheels under it, it’s that heavy (almost 50 lbs)!
I edge glued the oak to make up the widths and pegged the sides and bottom together in the “Sam Maloof” style, i.e. screws and plugs of a contrasting wood. The plugs really “pop” when you apply clear stain and then varithane. I finished it off with a hand waxing.
There is a piano hinge and two friction hinges to prevent mashed child fingers. I also put on the brass corners and handles for moving (dragging) the chest a round.
The chest measures 28” x 15” x 18”. I also extended the top edges with an overlapping trim to allow an easy to grab edge for opening the chest.
It’s a Christmas present.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!





9 comments so far

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14520 posts in 3037 days


#1 posted 12-25-2011 12:29 AM

You are one great Postal customer – your mailman must love you. Really nice job on the toy chest.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

113462 posts in 2549 days


#2 posted 12-25-2011 12:50 AM

Very nice toy chest. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13347 posts in 2645 days


#3 posted 12-25-2011 01:25 AM

Nice toy chest.

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

8314 posts in 3024 days


#4 posted 12-25-2011 02:27 AM

Looks GOOD, Jack!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View BTKS's profile

BTKS

1983 posts in 2436 days


#5 posted 12-25-2011 05:19 AM

Excellent work, I bet your mail never gets left out in the rain or late, etc. etc. Looks like Santa’s workshop has been real busy. This looks fantastic! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

View Eric in Florida.'s profile

Eric in Florida.

3737 posts in 2547 days


#6 posted 12-25-2011 05:55 AM

Nice job Jack!
That came out real sharp!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

View 1958's profile

1958

20 posts in 1422 days


#7 posted 12-25-2011 06:32 AM

I made toy chest for my grand kids, I made mine our of poplar. as a finishing touch I made the letters of there names with my scroll saw and painted them a different color, and glue them on. looks great

-- measure twice,cut once,hope for the best

View Jonathan's profile

Jonathan

2608 posts in 2022 days


#8 posted 12-25-2011 05:32 PM

Nice job on the toy chest Jack!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5434 posts in 3049 days


#9 posted 12-25-2011 11:48 PM

wow…that turned out really nice!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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

HomeRefurbers.com