Toy box for the grand daughter

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Project by bbandu posted 03-05-2014 05:40 PM 972 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 09:44 PM

Very nice use of the crate. I’m sure she will enjoy it.

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 09:52 PM

She really loves it and so does my daughter as it is big enough to hold all of her toys.

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 05:56 AM

That’s nice that Your Dad and You were able to work on it together.

It’s also a Great Place for them to Hide and you cant PEEK!! ...LOL…


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 12:36 PM

Great toy box…. Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 02:32 PM

It’s very pretty, great wood choice and cute balloons. Like it open, safer for the little ones. Great job!

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 02:35 PM

very cool, great idea

-- steve, simple and effective

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#7 posted 03-12-2014 02:36 PM

Way to go, Granddad. This is very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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