|Project by VCF||posted 02-06-2014 01:43 PM||1713 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I built this toy chest for a good friend of mine. I’m calling it a toy / hope chest because my buddy came to me and asked me to build him a toy chest for his kids made out of walnut. After I was done his wife liked it so much I’m not sure if a single toy ever got put in it. I felt the chest was a little too high for their youngest child so I surprised them with a small walnut step stool.
This project was made mostly of solid wood. The front panels are ¼” material that I glued up and routed 1/8” groves in. Has anyone else tried gluing up 1/4” material? Not that fun. The back panel, chest & drawer bottoms are ¼” ply. The rest is all 4 qtr. I finished this with Tung oil and a good amount of wipe on poly. I was very nervous about the ware it was going to get as a toy chest.
I would love to hear others advice on different finish options I could have used for this situation.
-- Vieth Custom Furniture, https://sites.google.com/site/viethcustomfurniture/