|Project by enemykite||posted 01-13-2014 03:24 PM||1298 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
My first woodworking project (well after a cross cut sled). A toy chest for my daughter on her first Christmas. Plywood panels with pine frame and top from the local big box store. I’ve heard it’s a bad idea to frame a solid top, but I liked the look and wanted to try some miter cuts. Used torsion hinges from rockler to keep it from slamming shut.
Definitely some stuff to learn though. My miters weren’t perfectly lined up so I had to fill them with some glue/dust. Think I need to make a miter sled since I don’t want to spend the money on a dedicated miter saw yet. Also need to work on my paint edging as you can see on the inside. There’s also a couple pocketholes you can see from the inside. Still, very happy with it, turned out much better than I thought for a first time table saw user.
Finish was just a stain I had for my flooring. Sprayed a coat of clearcoat on top. Smelled like hell, think I’ll try a shellac or poly next time.
Unfortunately I’m now addicted and want to spend all my time in the garage.