Toy Box/ Treasure Chest

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Project by Adam posted 12-29-2012 03:42 PM 4783 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are gifts I made for my nephews Made of Ash (main box) and Walnut (strapping). The lighter strapping is walnut as well but it all sap wood which is much lighter than the heart wood. These took a lot more time than I initially anticipated and therefore the last coat of poly and wax went on the day before they needed to be given. The biggest challenge was bending the strapping over the curved lid. In the end the strapping was just under a ¼” and therefore I could just bend and glue it with the force of clamps without it cracking. I was also going to put a large latch on the front but my wife suggested that the boys would just lock each other in the box so I left it off.

Thanks for looking.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 04:14 PM

These look great ,you did an extra fine job building these toy boxes .

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 07:23 PM

great job, i would agree with the misses, boy’s will be boy’s.

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 10:06 AM

Looks like a great job on these.

Somebody would probably get locked in, agreed :-)

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

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 02:48 PM

Very nice, well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 12-30-2012 04:12 PM

Very good looking chests!


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#6 posted 12-30-2012 05:41 PM

awesome work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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