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Bronc's Toy Box

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Project by lobro4 posted 02-28-2014 07:45 PM 587 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was made for the son of a nurse I work with in the ER. She said she’d had enough of scattered toys and part of the downsizing of his collection would be a toy box to store them in. Enough said.
This box is made from pine. A first for me. I was able to locate some great 1 1/16” stock from one of my sources which I then planed to make all parts 1” thick. The ply for the panels took a lot of digging through the stock at The Borg—but there was a good piece to be found. Simple frame and panel construction with stub tenons on the rails. Rails, stiles and legs are all 2”. The ply panels are ½’ thick. The top is a glued up panel at 20” x 36”. Total height of the box is 20”. The bottom rail is 2” off the floor and a cleat holds in a plywood bottom. All parts sanded to 220 grit. Finished with three layers of Arm R Coat semi –gloss. I used simple hinges on the panel and two 75-pound lid supports (all dark brass) to protect the little fingers.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!





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#1 posted 03-01-2014 01:07 AM

Nice build. I’m sure your coworker is very pleased with this project.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 04:07 AM

Great Lookin Toy Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 03-04-2014 04:04 PM

You made some pieces of ply look great. I’m sure you have a happy parent and child! Well done.

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 02:38 PM

Great build and great gesture. The pines look great and well finished. I’m sure they like it. Well done!

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