|Project by cubdad||posted 01-15-2014 04:47 PM||675 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my 22nd and 23rd of 25 (and counting). I started making one for my son, then his cousin, then his other cousin, his sister, and his cousin’s cousins, etc. These were for my neighbor’s daughter and sister-in-law’s niece.
I originally wanted to make them until I ran out of scraps and reduced the pile to nothing, but it didn’t turn out that way. Now I’ve optimized panels, thicknesses, made some custom fonts for letters (this font is craft store letters, modified),
There is nothing too special about them. I use Kreg joinery, piano hinges, and some carpet casters underneath. The toybox looks like it’s sitting on the floor when it’s actually sitting on the casters, so little kids and moms can move them around to clean, etc. on carpet.
All oil-based paint and I paint with a brush.
I’m looking for other ideas to expand my production, cut my production time, and finish all the requests I get for these. I’m starting to get into “themes” and did a couple sports teams logos out of wood.
-- CubDad SE Michigan Send me any good cub scout woodworking projects! Thanks