Oak Toy Boxes

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Project by CatholicWoodworker posted 599 days ago 919 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made one of these for each of my three boys. The panels are made of three 1×6 boards edge joined with biscuits. Front/back to side joints are simple rabbet joints reinforced with screws driven from the sides that were later hidden by the legs. Safety hinges, of course, to protect the little fingers.
The first one (first picture) was finished with a natural stain and 3 coats of brush-on poly. The next two were finished with two coats of stain-Dark Walnut then Ebony. I eventually came to prefer the look of wipe-on poly.

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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#1 posted 599 days ago

I like the way you used the lid protectors to keep little fingers from getting squished. Good job.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 599 days ago

Good looking projects

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 598 days ago

Well done !! They look great. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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