Toy Box

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Project by bushmaster posted 01-14-2014 04:49 AM 1228 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first toy box I made for my grand daughter, My daughter requested the drawer idea and it has worked out very well. A little more work but worth the effort. I t is made of solid birch and the finish is minwas english chestnut stain with minwas semigloss wipe on poly. Thanks for looking and I enjoy your comments and recomendations.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-14-2014 01:11 PM

Very nice toy box and being your first attempt,congrats ! Your Daughter’s idea of the drawer feature is unique and well conceived, have not seen it before but makes perfect scenes. I also like the quote on the front,nice touch!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 01:19 PM

Now THAT’s a unique toy box! Never would have guessed that the front pulled out.

Seems like an awful lot of extra wood and work though – wouldn’t a lid work better?

I imagine the reason for this is the thought of a lid closing on tiny fingers, but they DO make really good tension hinges…......... ;-)

That is a really nice piece – thanks for sharing!


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#3 posted 01-14-2014 02:41 PM

Very nice work sir!!!! I like the finish

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 05:28 PM

Extremely neat and totally well executed.

Great Job!

The avatar for ralbuck is a toy box—it is over 6 feet long and the winch does work—- It was made on my whim
and the little boy that bought it was 30+ (Hey, he claimed it was for his son( Sort of like the electric train sets thing!

Toys are NOT just for Kids!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#5 posted 01-14-2014 10:14 PM

That’s a neat idea toy box! She will treasure it her whole life because “Grandpa made it”.

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

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 03:31 PM

Super toy box! Love the sliding mechanism and the flawless finish. The handle and the quote really made it special, an heirloom piece for sure. Excellent work!

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 04:07 PM

You did a fine job on this. Way to go Granddad.

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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