Another Toy/Ammo Box

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Project by schroeder posted 08-07-2008 04:21 PM 3912 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A toy box I made for a co-workers first child. The wood is Bigleaf Maple cut from pulp logs that were harvested on the tree farm I work for. The design is my own and is available as a Sketchup plan. Finish is two coats of sealer, one coat of Poly and wax.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Dominic Vanacora

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#1 posted 08-07-2008 04:27 PM

Very nice wood selection and the colors just stand proud. Next one, make finger slots for the childs fingers if the cover slip out of their hand. I love the front panels and the wood grain. Your hard work has really paid off. This is a keeper.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#2 posted 08-07-2008 04:28 PM

Excellent looking toy box,love the burl

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#3 posted 08-07-2008 04:32 PM

this is an awesome project and the woodgrain is just beautiful !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 08-07-2008 04:44 PM


-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 08-07-2008 04:57 PM

Well done, that is some beautiful wood.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 08-07-2008 05:15 PM

Schroeder Your work is always first class!
I can’t believe that wood is just used for pulp.

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#7 posted 08-07-2008 05:33 PM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 08-07-2008 06:11 PM

Beautiful! Great lumber, design, and craftsmanship.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-07-2008 06:21 PM

Man. is that beautiful. My initial reaction to the write up was identical to Dennis’. I am a sucker for Bigleaf, and rather shocked that figured lumber like that would be considered for pulpwood. I guess if it’s the predominate local lumber, then that is bound to happen.

Back to the project however. This thing is right close to looking like a Prairie settle. Nice corbels and proportions. Just the sort of Uber furniture one expects to see coming out of the Gnarly Woodshop.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 08-07-2008 07:14 PM

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Keep up the good work.

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#12 posted 08-07-2008 07:43 PM

I love the way it came out and the wood is beautiful.


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#13 posted 08-07-2008 08:36 PM

Very nice, Love the wood!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 08-07-2008 09:36 PM

Gorgeous wood selection and execution. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 08-07-2008 09:48 PM

That is a beautiful chest. I really like the wood. Around here, I can only find 4/4 Western Maple. The suppliers say that the “big leaf” they get comes from the carolinas. Can you get thicker stuff? Did you get it green? How did you dry it?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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