|Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop||posted 01-25-2013 03:31 AM||1080 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This was a fun build for me. I have never made a child’s toy box. I have always wanted to, but never had the reason to. I have a daughter of my own who now needs a toybox, but this one was for a customer and their four-year-old daughter named Aizlyn (a’s-lynn). They have looked into buying a toy box from IKEA but could not find a good quality for a decent price. I knew I had to live up to the name craftsmen and quality while still giving them a great price.
I came up with this design using my iPad and submitted it to them for approval
They agreed that Pine would be the most affordable material to make it from. I knew I wanted to make dovetails to keep it nice and strong and last the family for as long as possible. I managed to find non-slam hinges from rockler called torsion hinges. They worked great for this application because they could hold the lid open at any angle you stopped opening it. Installed without mortises it allows the lid to set high enough to add ventilation. I took some liberties during the build and made changes to the design. It saved me about a days worth of work so I can have it ready by Christmas time for the baby. Overall, I think it came out beautiful and the family loved it. Below, are pictures during the build.
-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK