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Project by Kiersten posted 05-27-2008 07:40 PM 2597 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sold on “Mod Mom Furniture”: http://www.modmomfurniture.com

The Owyn Toy Box is a modern organic-style storage piece designed for kids ages 2-5. It has two easy lift-off lids that are made for little hands to lift off and place back like a puzzle. The toy box is separated into two convenient compartments under individual leaf lids. Miller dowels are used to ensure strong joints. Hand cut, hand drawn veneer applique serves as the branch for the leaves. Mid-century style, tapered legs.

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles, http://www.modmomfurniture.com





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Toolz

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#1 posted 05-27-2008 07:50 PM

Kiersten what a great idea the lift off tops. My nephew was killed 40 years ago by a hinged toy box lid that had no safety features to keep it in an open position.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Woodhacker

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#2 posted 05-27-2008 09:58 PM

Kiersten, nice idea for the lids. I like the inlaid branches. The style and color will make it attractive to kids…and if they’re attracted to it maybe they’ll use it more.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Blake

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#3 posted 05-27-2008 09:59 PM

This is so cool. Perfect for a kids room.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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SteveKorz

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#4 posted 05-27-2008 10:49 PM

Yeah, this is some seriously fun funtiture! I bet the kids love this! Great job again!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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GaryK

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#5 posted 05-27-2008 11:59 PM

That’s a very interesting design. Nice job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Kiersten

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#6 posted 05-28-2008 12:20 AM

Thanks everyone! This one is selling like hotcakes (mostly shipping to NYC and San Fran)! I’m actually building two of these this week to ship out on Saturday. It’s one of my favorites to build but I have to say, after building one to two a week over the past two months, I’m very excited to have the Bertie to build next week. I’m on Owyn overload.

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles, http://www.modmomfurniture.com

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brunob

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#7 posted 05-28-2008 12:24 AM

Very nice. Kids like colorful freeform stuff.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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darryl

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#8 posted 05-28-2008 01:23 AM

great looking box.
I like the child name theme you have for your products.

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 05-28-2008 03:05 AM

Kiersten,

This is a beautiful toy box that combines appearance, design and functionality. Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Sef

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#10 posted 05-28-2008 07:44 AM

Kiersten, I love this. My niece would be all over it, and in it. In fact, I think you guys are missing an alternative use for it – a great hide and seek spot!

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think. http://chathampenworks.com/

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 05-29-2008 09:28 AM

Hi Kierten

Great toy box! Your inlays and lid design really give your pieces a nice touch. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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maharg

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#12 posted 12-09-2008 06:22 PM

Hello Kiersten! Good move from the corporate world to the wood world, your talent is quite a refreshing change. Good to see the gals giving the guys a run for their money!! Do you router a groove in the box, then fit the inlay? Just curious how you do it? thanks again, everything looks great!!

steve, victoria, bc, canada

-- Steve, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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mmh

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#13 posted 02-10-2010 07:38 AM

What a fun and beautiful piece! Very practical and eye catching. The only thing I would be concerned are the edges of the miller dowels, as it looks awfully tempting for a child to want to climb in and out of and they may get caught on those edges. Maybe a routered lip for the lid to sit in would eliminate this.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 02-10-2010 07:41 AM

Noe isn’t that cool. great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kiersten

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#15 posted 02-10-2010 07:54 AM

Thanks everyone. And thanks MMH for the advice. I’ve been selling this piece internationally for 3 years now with no issues in terms of what you mentioned. And the Miller dowels are not the braces that hold the lids but the dowels that join the 1/2 inch plywood.

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles, http://www.modmomfurniture.com

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