|Project by lobro4||posted 02-28-2014 07:45 PM||698 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
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.
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