|Project by Brent Livingwell||posted 08-09-2012 02:08 PM||1650 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
2 Cherry trunks. Solid cherry and dovetailed. The base is aromatic cedar. the handle are hand carved (free hand router ((a little scary)).
You will notice 2 different hinge systems…
1. piano hinge with rockler toy box lid support
2. black rockler lid supports
I wanted to test out the various systems and found that while the black hinges are easy easy to install, they cost twice as much ($55) and they leave a very dangerous gap between the box and the lid. I am afraid that if a child climbed in and put their fingers in this space the outcome could be very bad. For now on, I will only use the piano hinge system as there is no space between the case and lid. The cost is only $30 and I think looks ever better.
Happy building everyone, I think of y’all often.
Oh yeah, they are about 22×44x 20 inches tall and the other is 17×44x20. Totally different feel between the two sizes
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