|Project by FJPetruso||posted 10-11-2012 11:54 PM||2765 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
My #2 daughter (Remember Charlie Chan?) is going to have her first child and as it happens… my wife & my first grand daughter soon. As requested, I am, along with the new father, making some bedroom furniture for my grand daughter & it is supposed to match a new crib that was purchased for her. So to make things go smoother, I chose to make a toy box first so I could experiment with the color matching process before making the larger dresser & chest of drawers. The furniture has “wine bottle legs” which are made into the face frames & the color is to be an off white. The paneled sides are just filled with plywood but I had some wainscoting & chose to use that in the panels for the toy box. Three pieces of wood were glued together & the cap for the back of the box was sawed out on a band saw, sanded & routed. The front panel has a drop in it so little fingers are less likely to get squished &, along with that same drop down, the back has a peg-board panel installed to let air flow freely for safety. (We all know how little kids will sometimes empty out their toy box & play “hide-and-seek” in their toy box.) The wood was first sealed with wax free shellac & then several coats of water based milk paint was sprayed on followed by a top coat of acrylic finish.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"