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Project by MT_Stringer posted 10-09-2012 12:38 AM 2070 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this toy box for a family friend that has been going through some really tough times lately. Her husband has been diagnosed with dementia, his dad passed away last week, and her mother recently lost her battle with cancer.

My wife mentioned that Robin wanted a toy box for the grand kids toys. I said “I can do that”. We delivered it today. No charge for our friendly service. She was very grateful. It’s the least I could do.

White pine, ripped and glued with biscuits to form the panels.
Stained with Minwax Chestnut stain. Finished with 10 coats (sanding with 320) of Deft Clear Wood Finish.
Brass piano hinge. Rockler spring loaded lid protectors. This lid will not mash little fingers.

Hope you like it. She sure does.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas





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#1 posted 10-09-2012 12:52 AM

very well done … one of the nicest on LJ’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 10-09-2012 12:54 AM

Very nice toy box. Also a very nice jesture, I’m sure its very appreciated. Thanks for sharing.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 01:24 AM

Beautifuly done and for a gracious reason! My hats off to you sir!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 02:11 AM

Nice looking toy box. Has a “country furniture” look to it. It might be an idea to slot the holes for the screws in the cleats to allow for wood movement if you haven’t already done so.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 10-09-2012 03:14 AM

10 coats?? How do you know you need that many? I’ve never done more than 3 but I don’t really know what I’m doing and I never like my finishes (I’m wondering why, now…)

-- Valentin

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#6 posted 10-09-2012 03:25 AM

“10 coats?? How do you know you need that many? I’ve never done more than 3 but I don’t really know what I’m doing and I never like my finishes (I’m wondering why, now…)”

I had the box and lid upside down and as I sprayed the bottom, I also sprayed the sides. The following day, I set the box upright and turned the lid over also. I sanded the sides with 320, wiped it off with tack rag, and then started spraying light coats that dry about every 45 minutes. It turned out smooth and looks good set up in their house.

I used a HVLP gun with the Deft thinned about 15% with lacquer thinner.

I probably didn’t need that many coats but the weather was great and I just kept adding light coats. I figured a toy box would get a lot of use.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 10-09-2012 12:56 PM

Great job great blessing!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 10-10-2012 08:34 PM

Great job and a excellent reason for it. I hope they enjoy it a long time.

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#9 posted 10-10-2012 09:17 PM

Another toy box. I like toy boxes and it’s a nice one. Congratulations!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 10-10-2012 10:09 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. I appreciate it.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#11 posted 12-03-2012 03:01 AM

A nice simple design and I love it! Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 07-08-2014 02:50 AM

I love this! I’m actually making a toy box right now (for my one month old little girl), and my design is similar to yours. Your work is really really nice.

Do you remember the rough dimensions on your build? Are those 1×6 pine boards fit together to make panels?

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MT_Stringer

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#13 posted 07-08-2014 03:12 AM

They are 1×12’s ripped and glued into panels.
Hmmm…about 16×18x30 or thereabouts.

Thanks for the nice comments.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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