|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 06-10-2012 05:26 PM||1380 views||9 times favorited||7 comments|
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.
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