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Toy Box for my Grand-daughter

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Project by rogerw posted 949 days ago 1189 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed this toy box I made for my 1 year old grand-daughter. It is made with red western cedar and birch plywood. The cedar parts are held together with glue and pocket screws with the ply panels floating in grooves. It measures 30” long by 18” deep by 16” tall, under the lid.
It was supposed to be done by Christmas but came down with back problems before the holidays and was just recently able to get back out there and get it finished.
Wasn’t sure how I was going to finish this and ended up just leaving it natural. That way the cedar will give off a nice aroma.

I don’t know where the yellow streaks came from but it isn’t real. Pics were taken with my phone and I guess it didn’t appreciate the sunlight.

a day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine….. Roger

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 949 days ago

Looks good, gotta love the pocket screws

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 949 days ago

Got er done, a good gift for your grand- daughter

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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alfa189

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#3 posted 949 days ago

That is a beautiful toy chest, my friend. I made one similar a while back for my niece. And I learned a lesson. It was at my brother’s house one day, and he called me and said the lid almost slammed down on the baby’s head. I ran down to HD and picked up some piston-like compression hinges that control the downward descent of the lid. Just thought I’d pass along my near miss in case you haven’t thought that far ahead yet. Great looking box btw. She will love it. And she will alays cherish it because Grampa made it for her…

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#4 posted 949 days ago

Wonderful toy box. I bet she finds other uses also

-- Norman

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#5 posted 949 days ago

alfa189… it has a spring-loaded lift support on the left end. you have to push down to close it and it will sit stationary any where along the way until you get about 2” from closed then it just slowly falls.

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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alfa189

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#6 posted 948 days ago

You are much better at thinking ahead than me, sir!! By the way, that spring loaded lift support is awesome.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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