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A toy box for baby Sydney

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 06-10-2012 05:26 PM 1394 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Guys and gals, this is my most recent project completion. I made this toy box for my best friends baby daughter, Sydney. She just turned 1 year old a month ago.
The toy box is made of hard maple (solid) and quilted makore (veneer), and has purpleheart for the corner keys. It is approximately 36” long x 20.5” deep, and 21.5” high. Mortise and tenon joinery from rails to legs. The legs are beveled together at 45*. I like to leave space under the toy boxes for kids to reach things that may go under there. The space and the leg cut outs also give a lighter feel. The curves all compliment each other.
I made the letters from hard maple as well and they were glued on before any finish was applied. I used 3 solid brass 2” hinges and the hydraulic lid stay which provide for a very soft slam free close.
Looking forward to hearing your comments, critiques and questions as always.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 06:21 PM

Man that is beautiful. such an great gift for a little girl. She will treasure that for ever and pass it down as an heirloom!!
I love how you personalized it inside
..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Kookaburra

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 06:28 PM

It really is beautiful! The graceful lines of the the panel remind me of the sea – I am sure a one year old has the imagination to travel far with this.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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paratrooper34

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 07:48 PM

Wow, really awesome toy box….that will be a family heirloom for sure!

-- Mike

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Woodenwizard

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 08:50 PM

Nicely done. I am sure it will be cherished for many years.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Robsshop

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 10:10 PM

Very sharp,polished looking toy box !The design and accents and wood combos mate perfectly. I designed/ built a toy box somewhat similar for my little niece and it was a rewarding experience as I am sure it was for You. once again nice work and be safe !

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

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SergeantSawDust

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#6 posted 06-11-2012 03:03 PM

This deserves to be ranked much higher! I’ve never seen someone angle the splines before.. Very clever…

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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RS Woodworks

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#7 posted 06-12-2012 12:06 AM

Thanks very much everyone! I appreciate the comments.
SawDustKing, I have seen the angled keys (splines are verticle, keys are horizontal) several times before on this forum, and thats where I got the idea.
I do hope this will be treasured for many generations!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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