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Cherry and Maple Toybox

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Project by Jarred posted 10-20-2012 02:49 AM 1192 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is a toybox made from a dying cherry tree from my yard and a maple log I got from the tree service when they came to cut down the tree. The lid butterflies are made from purpleheart, padauk, and redheart. Each of interior sides have butterflies of redheart, purpleheatrt, padauk, and curly walnut. Hinges are nickel finish torsion hinges; the rest of the hardware is brass. The dimensions of the box are 34” long x 24” deep x 20” tall.

Thanks for looking!

-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-20-2012 03:59 AM

Nice job. Butterflies is something I need to get better at.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-20-2012 05:22 AM

Very cool ,it seems to nice for a toy box.

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#3 posted 10-20-2012 07:01 AM

Great job on the toy box. I love nice wood combos and you can’t go wrong with cherry and maple. Very nice touch with the butterflies too!!

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#4 posted 10-20-2012 12:39 PM

Cherry looks great

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#5 posted 10-20-2012 04:15 PM

Thanks for the comments. The hardest part (aside from assembling the miters together properly on such a big box) was knowing that it was going to be subject to some abuse after completion :)

-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 02:10 AM

Very nice! Love those butterflys!

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

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#7 posted 08-02-2014 05:28 AM

Nice job on the box. Only wish you had used Two Hinges and not Four. Two hinges would have worked great. I’ve used them on Four projects…..they are super. Happy wood working in the future.

-- Donald Baty

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