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Project by FuzzyDove posted 589 days ago 1801 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece will be 17 months old this Christmas so I figured it was high time that “Uncle D” make her a toy chest. The joinery is just floating tenons and some of the cherry was from a tree felled on our property. The hinges are the type that hold the lid open in any position and will not close on little fingers. The finish is tung oil with just a tad of stain to highlight the natural wood color. It is topped off with polyurethane for durability. We plan to add some toys to the inside before giving it to her for Christmas morning. Let’s hope it will bring the smile that only children can give.
Christmas Eve Update – just added the last picture…. sweet little Aspen seems to like it!





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Surfside

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#1 posted 589 days ago

Looks extraordinary! I like it.

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#2 posted 589 days ago

Great job! add toys in it… Perfect for your niece. She will treasure it for the rest of her life.

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#3 posted 589 days ago

Well done, she will love it

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 589 days ago

Nice wood, great project.

-- 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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#5 posted 589 days ago

Pretty darn fancy toy chest,thumbs up!

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#6 posted 589 days ago

looks great!!! what are the dimensions?

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#7 posted 589 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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dnick

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#8 posted 589 days ago

Very nice. Really like it. I did not know you could put polyureatane over tung oil. Have you done this before? Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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OnlyJustME

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#9 posted 588 days ago

One of these is already on my list to make for my little one. Hope mine turns out as good as yours but i wont be using such a nice looking wood.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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FuzzyDove

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#10 posted 587 days ago

Thanks for the support all.
dnick, I have used polyurethane over tung oil many times. As long as you give the tung oil plenty of dry time I don’t think it is a problem.
robp, sorry, but I did not measure it before I gave it away yesterday and I don’t remember the dimensions.
For those interested in the hinges (which are expensive but great quality) here is the link:
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=22046&site=ROCKLER

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