Harrison's Toybox

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Project by Andrew posted 04-14-2012 04:42 PM 2238 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toybox I made for my friends’ son’s birthday. He is 2. It’s my biggest project to date, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

It’s almost an exact replica of CDavy’s toybox – thanks for the inspiration and extra details about yours!

It’s made mostly out of 3/4” birch ply. The nailers (not visible, the trim pieces and the lid are made of poplar. The lid is about 14” wide, so I glued up two poplar boards to make it. The lid is supported with a stainless piano hinge and two toy box lid supports from Rockler.

It’s assembled with simple butt-joints that are glued, brad nailed, and screwed. I was “between” table saws when I made this, so it was done with a circular saw and a guide. The moulding and letters were put on with brads.

I am hoping to get some better pictures once it’s in its final location.

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 05:54 PM

Cool Andew.

How did you make the lettering?

Best reg

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 08:04 PM

Oh, I made the letters by driving to Michael’s and picking them off the shelf :)

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#3 posted 04-14-2012 08:46 PM

Very nice looking work Andrew, I have made a couple of toy box’s now and it is always rewarding to make things for the little ones. I am quite sure Your box was a big hit ! Thanks for sharing….....ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 09:05 PM

You did a very good job on the toy box, it really stands out.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 04-15-2012 03:14 AM

Thanks guys.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#6 posted 04-15-2012 08:00 PM

Looks really good!! I love the color, the white moulding you chose and the change you made to the curve in the back panel. I may do that on the next one I make. Congrats-it’s awesome!!

-- “Knowledge is limited; but imagination encircles the world”~Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 01:36 PM

Thanks, and I really appreciate your help!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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