Arched Top Toy Box w/Inlay

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Project by SergeantSawDust posted 06-05-2012 03:09 PM 4807 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of the first projects I did when I came back from Iraq. I made this for my daughter in 2010-11 out of spare pine 2×4’s. The heart is made from purple heart and inlaid in the front and back of the chest. This was my first major project that I put a lot of effort and thought into. I really wanted a arched top lid and took me a week or so to finally figure out how I was going to go about doing that. A couple of things I wish I did differently now looking back at it are the sides are just butt-jointed together. A nice finger/through dovetail joint would of added to the beauty of it as well as the structural integrity. Also if I constructed the lid and box into one initially and then cut the lid I would of got a better fit. It was close but not really to my pleasing. This was a fun build and I have some requests to make more so look forward to seeing a video on a new improved smaller version of this in the future.

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 02:16 AM

Really cool toy box!!!................Jim

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 02:19 AM

Welcome to Ljs
This is a really nice chest,great job.

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 05:27 PM

Nicely done. It’s very clean looking.


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