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Stephanie's Toybox

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Project by HossMan posted 03-22-2008 12:47 AM 966 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings, one and all!!! I have been reading the site for a few weeks now, and am quite impressed with the good fellowship and excellent craftsmanship being shared here.
My introductory project is the toybox I made Christmas 2006 for my granddaughter. Nothing fancy, but I think quite usable. It sure didn’t take long for it to be filled up!!
A kinda simple box out of 1/2” birch ply, with all the trim in clear pine. It’s finished with Minwax “English Oak” and three coats of Polycrylic.

This past Christmas I built her a Pouting Chair (finished to match). I’ll post that later. I also was “forced” to make a toybox for our grandson, too. That will probably follow, too.

Thanks for the great site!!





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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#1 posted 03-22-2008 12:57 AM

Congrats! – Very nice project- it has the makings of going from toybox to future hope chest——typical little girl dream.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 03:38 AM

Great looking toy box. It sounds like you have the same problem I do. Your not wrapped around a little girls finger are you? Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 04:36 AM

Nice box! I like the way you put a double lid so it would not be too heavy for a little one to handle.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 03-22-2008 05:07 AM

Very nice toy box. I am sure it did not take her long to fill it up and she probably has more toys begging for another toy box as well (sounds like another project to me). I am also glad to see that you aren’t playing favorites. After all you can’t do something for one grandchild without doing something similar for them all.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-22-2008 05:31 AM

Very nice. I like the two door design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-22-2008 05:44 AM

Great looking box and very clever design. I like the dual lids too.

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

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#7 posted 03-22-2008 12:00 PM

Great job HossMan. The dual lid top is a nice touch.

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#8 posted 03-23-2008 03:28 AM

Thanks for having a look at the box, and all your comments. The dual lids were a must for the little princess. They just happen to give it a little added character, too. A happy discovery!
And…yes. it will make a nice hope chest: may even end up cedar-lined one day.
And…no….......she doesn’t have me wrapped around her finger. Not much, anyway!!! hah!!!!!!!!

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