Toy Box

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Project by DexterDearborn posted 05-18-2012 02:27 AM 1411 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This project was an experiment that turned out… just ok.

I copied the Land of Nod Toy Box for this project but built to fit space I wanted. I Used cheap materials by ripping a 2×4 for the legs to make 2×2’s (dont sell them where I live – have to make my own), Finished one-side plywood (3/4) for front, back and sides and bottom.

The top is 3/4 project panel.

Everything is Kreg Jig/pocket screw joinery except for the “trim”(glue/ brads).

I made my own stencils(real ones are pretty expensive) for the top and they were spray painted white over black paint. The stencils lifted and it doesn’t look as good at it should. I’ll wind up taking the top off and redoing in future. I also only installed one lid support (center) and it is not enough for the lid to stay open – need to add another. In future I would have done at the side instead of middle. The one example I saw only had one support so I thought I was ok…oops.

I said experiment because I need to do another one for my daughter. On hers I will make the the finger saver at least one inch deep vs the 1/2 I did on this one. I’m glad I learned a few lessons with cheap materials and not the “good stuff”.

My son beats the heck out of stuff around the house so I don’t see building him a nice toy box – perhaps a chest worthy of other posters on this site when he gets older!

-- Dearborn,

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 04:44 AM

I think it looks pretty great in these pictures. Kids love a Treasure Box, and I’ll bet both kids will appreciate that you made one for them. I learn off of every project. We get steadily better. This looks good; you should be proud of it.


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