|Project by Rick Sergi||posted 03-28-2008 11:31 PM||3010 views||11 times favorited||15 comments|
Here’s a toybox I made for my grandson. The sides and top are solid red oak with a 3/4” oak-plywood base. The lid is a floating panel as you would do with a solid door. This was my first attempt at hand-cut (or really, any) dovetails. While they came out nicely, I’d recommend not starting with oak! Pretty hard stuff! I put soft-lift, safety lifts on that help raise the otherwise very-heavy lid and keep it in whatever angle you open it to. Probably went a bit overboard here by putting on redundant lifts but with small kids, I wanted to be safe (vs sorry).
-- Rick Sergi - Bethlehem, PA