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My daughter asked if I could make her a toy chest but she didn’t have a lot of cash for it. I managed to do it for under $50. 36” x 24” x 16”
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#1 posted 07-18-2012 09:51 AM
Nice job. I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#2 posted 07-18-2012 12:47 PM
nice work she will love it
-- Nimkee** Joe
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#3 posted 07-18-2012 02:09 PM
Very nice!! Well done, she will be happy.
-- Jack, Albuquerque
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#4 posted 07-19-2012 12:59 PM
Perfect!.....she will pass it to her daughter. Just curious…why did you space the hinges on the side and middle?ThanksTim
-- Tim Harrelson
#5 posted 07-19-2012 01:58 PM
I originally had only one in the middle but found out that it wasn’t strong enough to keep the lid up. I added the outer sections of wood to accommodate the 2nd hinge and, if necessary, a third. These are not the best hinges for a toy chest but the only ones I could find locally in the store. I have a few more toy chest to make, (lots of grand kids) so I’ll be checking into different hinges.
As I said, this was a first attempt. I started with boards that were too thin thus needing the added support on the lid and inside for the hinge.
It was a simple concept, I ran pine 2” x 4” stock through the planer to get them all the same thickness and then ran it thru the table saw to get the width. Then I flipped them on the new cut edge thru the planer again to get a consistent thickness. By offsetting the strips the width of the board, I got near perfect finger joints. Then it was just a matter of sanding and staining.
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#6 posted 07-21-2012 04:52 AM
A nice looking toy box and something Your Daughter will cherish for years ! It is hard to tell from the pics but are there hinges as well as lid supports or did You use the supports only ? ROB
-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)
#7 posted 07-21-2012 08:05 AM
The thickness of the sides, top and bottom were only about 3/8” thick (I started with half inch) and that wasn’t enough thickness for the screws. I added the supports to the top and put the hinges through the supports. Also, on the bottom, I added 3 half inch thick strips for support/carpet runners.
Next toy chest, I’ll start with 3/4” thick and end up about 5/8” finished. I think I have 5 more to build by the end of the year, one which will be purchase by the cashier at Home Depot. :)
As soon as I clean my garage tomorrow, I’ll post pictures of the 2 workbenches. One is a work in progress.
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