|Project by bbandu||posted 03-05-2014 05:40 PM||852 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
So when I moved to California the Navy came and packed up all of my stuff for the move. I also sent someone out to crate up a fish thank that was being moved. When all of my stuff was unpoacked and put away I had this very nice crate that once held the fish tank. Instead of breaking it apart I decided to use it as the internal structure for a toy box for the grand daughter.
Probably one of the best things about this project was that my dad and I were able to work on it together.
Since the crate was already pretty heavy we used 1/4” material on the outside and and 1/4” backer board for the inside. I chose to go with the backer board on the inside because of the very smooth prefinish that ws already on the material, then we used standard corner molding to cover all the edges.
The Balloon Name plate was created from a piece of luann. I printed a picture of the balloon’s and transfered the image to the luann and used my router to cut the image out and then painted.
This was a very fun project and after it was completed and the toy box was put into use I relized that there was on problem. The toy box was to deep for the grand daughter to reach the bottom. I added a false bottom to the toy box so my daughter could store all of the precious baby item the she did not want to get rid of but really had no place to store. (I will add pics of the false bottom later as they are on my phone).
Hope you enjoy.