Amish Style Toy Chest

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 12-08-2013 04:59 PM 1598 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toy chest designed from an Amish style for a friend who needed one for his grandkid’s toys at his home. It is made of red oak plywood and solid wood, lacquered with no stain. Box is 36” long X 17” wide X 18” tall. The finish is two coats of sanding sealer, four coats of lacquer, sprayed.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 05:09 PM

Nice clean work. It’s a real nice toy chest.

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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#2 posted 12-08-2013 05:44 PM

Beautiful toy chest Randy….the design and wood look great, thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 10:06 PM

Very nice combo of ply and hardwood, great build.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 10:36 PM

You did a great job on this Randy. It looks simple and sturdy – just what you want for a toy chest.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 03:04 AM

Nice design and build

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 03:38 AM

Very nice. It’s not over done like a lot of toy chests. Something the child can use his whole life.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#7 posted 12-09-2013 07:05 PM

Interesting joinery. Thanks for posting. This will last for generations.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 12-09-2013 09:15 PM

Great looking chest with nice, clean lines.

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

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 02:17 AM

Very nice. Where did you get your hinges?, if you don’t mind me asking. Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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