The Noah Owl Toy Box

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Project by Kiersten posted 09-05-2008 01:01 AM 3013 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a new toy box called the Noah Owl Box. Being the Mom-of-the-Year that I am, I quickly realized that my poor first born has gotten left out of the naming of furniture process since I ditched making the Noah Building Blocks table about a year ago. So he’s back and very happy to not be the only one in our circle of friends and family without a toy box named after him. I’m sure there will be A LOT of therapy in Noah’s future. :)

I’m starting to expand the Bertie Box line with a few other animals, since I was getting requests for others. I started with the Owl and tried keep the look of it mod but also a little woodland. So now I’m calling it “woodland mod” until someone tells me how stupid and design-snobby that is. :) The eyes are cut-outs so they act as the handle. For a kid, it means putting both index fingers in and pulling up towards their chest, and then throwing on the ground somewhere. I tested it with random kids and it proved an easy task. I tried to keep the branch more mod in design with sharper, cleaner lines and added the clean-lined leaves to balance the more arts and crafts feel of the owl.

  • Made from eco-friendly birch plywood, miller dowels for joint strength, low-voc paint and water-based polyurethane.
  • Sits on locking casters.
  • Easy lift-off lid reveals ample storage space for kid things…or a little brother or sister to be wheeled around the room sans the lid.
  • 17 wide x 18 deep x 15 1/2 high

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles,

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#1 posted 09-05-2008 01:25 AM

I said it before and I’ll say it again, I really like this design!
the only piece, for me, you have in your bag of tricks that squeaks by for the #1 spot is the lauren play table.

I wish you continued success in your business venture.

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#2 posted 09-05-2008 01:36 AM

Very nice,

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 09-05-2008 02:51 AM

That’s pretty nice. I like the “family,” twist.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Michael Brailsford

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#4 posted 09-05-2008 03:51 AM

excellent design

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#5 posted 09-05-2008 04:38 AM

Thanks, guys! I appreciate the support. I’m lucky that owls are pretty popular in the modern kids’ furniture sector right now. Only problem is now my daughter is mad that she’s not an owl and is just a stupid mid-century style toy box. I’m such a cruel mom.

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles,

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#6 posted 09-05-2008 06:35 AM

This is a great piece… I bet those kids love it. And yeah, you seem like you’d be an over the top cruel mom… LOL !!....

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 09-05-2008 07:13 AM

Hi Kiersten

Great looking design! You do some beautiful work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 09-05-2008 02:52 PM

:) Fun.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#9 posted 09-05-2008 10:24 PM

Very nice. I really like your series of boxes and the way you name them.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#10 posted 09-05-2008 10:58 PM

I think this is the kind of box I would buy if I had grandchildren So I have to say well done also you look very much like my daughter in law Lucie.Very well done on the box and I am sure you are a wonderful mother.L.O.L Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 09-06-2008 07:48 PM

once again…turned out great…such a unique spin on children’s furniture…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 09-06-2008 08:32 PM

lol does your daughter need therapy now, as well??
this is great and I love the “woodland mod” concept.

I am picturing a child on the inside peaking out through the eye-holes :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 09-07-2008 01:13 AM

Nice work!

Thanks for the post


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#14 posted 09-08-2008 12:44 AM

Kiersten, great job. You sure do have an artistic flair.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 09-11-2008 01:37 AM

owl! perfect animal to expand the “line”

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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