Toy Box

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Project by MT_Stringer posted 352 days ago 889 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished a toy box for our living room to store the grand kids toys. I used white pine, ripped and glued up to form the panels. The sides age glued and screwed to the ends. Plugs hide the screws.

I used Rustoleum Kona with Deft Satin lacquer finish. It turned out pretty nice.

The lid is attached with a piano hinge. A pair of lid protectors keep little fingers from getting squashed. You have to lift the lid and close it. It will not drop.

Hope you like it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 352 days ago

Very nice Michael, reminds me of the many that I made 25+ years ago, down to the piano hinge and lid stays.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#2 posted 352 days ago

nice work.

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#3 posted 352 days ago

Nice toy box and good idea on the safety lid. Your grand kids now have a treasure chest!


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#4 posted 352 days ago

Nice work, just finishing a bridal chest for blondie as well. Should serve you well.

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

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#5 posted 352 days ago

Very nicely done—great ideas on using the piano hinge and lid protectors.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 352 days ago

This is really nice and obviously very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 352 days ago

I likes it. The grain really came out of it nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 352 days ago

Thanks. Now the mutt can’t get to the kidstuff. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#9 posted 347 days ago

Great looking and safe toy box that the kids can enjoy and keep their toys for many years, an heirloom piece for sure. Great job!

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