|Project by 502flier||posted 07-23-2012 05:49 PM||804 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Emily was 6 months old at Christmas and in need of a toybox, so Grandpa had a new project. The box is cedar that was salvaged from an old grey fence in front of their home. The back rail, lid nose, and feet were leftover walnut scraps from another project, and I used bamboo for the spindles. For detail, I wove jute twine around the spindles. A dab of Tung oil on the twine glues it in place and hopefully gives it some longevity. The bamboo preps really well with steel wool and a quick wipe with Tung oil gives it a little gloss. The box joints, railing, and feet are all dovetailed. I added soft-closing hardware so she wouldn’t pinch her little fingers when the lid comes down.
To attach the bamboo, I drilled out both ends and used 3/8” glue dowels. Of course, this box could have easily been 3 times this size (Grandpa and Grandma are doing their best to spoil her).
-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up