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this toy box was for my new nephew.its made with birch plywood and poplar.ive got five more for christmas to make
-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl
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#1 posted 07-25-2008 07:14 PM
Very Nice Toy box. I have a few suggestions. When I worked for Home Depot I would make projects and do a show and tell for the customers. Well, I was asked to make a (They Supplied the prints)toy box. A small one the was featured on TV. I make the box and it took about 5-6 hours. I made it a week before the show and tell. As it turns out the Lawyers got into it. I was ask to put in holes in the bottom of the box incase a small child would fall in while trying to get a toy out of the box and the lit shut. And to put in cut in the front that would allow for fingers to fit it the top is dropped. The tops seem light to you but to a child its heavy.
-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.
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#2 posted 07-25-2008 07:39 PM
Great advice dominic. Thanks for posting your project Jeff! I am thinking about making a toy box for my son but haven’t seen plans for any that I like yet. Did you use corner molding on yours or is that something else? I like the way the top hinges look a lot. What did you use for hinges on the inside of the box?Thanks again for the post.
-- Yes, "Wood" is my last name
#3 posted 07-25-2008 09:46 PM
thanks for the suggestions(dominic)will do that on the next ones i do.jdwood i used poplar 1×2 and used a router bit for plywwood i bought from rockler i also used it to make corner post as well.as for hinges on the inside they are saftey hinged i bought from the big box store they have a screw on them to make the lid stay up so you have to close the lid by pushing it down
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#4 posted 07-26-2008 04:00 AM
Looks like a great place to stash his stuff. Thank you for sharing.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#5 posted 07-26-2008 11:22 PM
Thanks for the post
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