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eztrigger

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07-29-2015 01:41 PM

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When my daughter was born, I made a hope chest for her 1st birthday so she would have something she could grow with her whole life, storing toys in the beginning and maybe blankets or something as an adult. Now we have another on the way and I’m thinking of what I’ll make. If it’s a girl, I’ll likely do another chest, but if it’s a boy I am not so sure. What is the boy’s equivalent to a hope chest? My grandfather made me a toy chest when I was young and I have plans to turn it into a tool chest now, so that might be the road I take, but is there a traditional woodworking project for a boy that he can grow up with? I had considered something like a gun cabinet, but that wouldn’t really serve him until he’s old enough. Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated. Given my track record on timeliness, I need to start thinking now!

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard


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#1 posted 07-29-2015 01:52 PM

Make a chest that can grow into a tool chest over the years… First toys, then good quality hand tools as he grows.

Herb

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#2 posted 07-29-2015 03:06 PM

How about a changing table that will become a dresser after he gets older?

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#3 posted 07-29-2015 03:55 PM

How about a lamp .. or a desk ?

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#4 posted 07-29-2015 04:28 PM

Build him a chest that he can use for toys now but later on he can use it for any number of different hobbies, including woodworking.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 07-29-2015 04:38 PM

I too vote for a chest. Like said, first toys then what ever he chooses later in life.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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eztrigger

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#6 posted 07-30-2015 01:36 PM

well, it looks like the “ayes” have it. I’ll be building a chest either way. Thanks for your input everyone.

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#7 posted 07-30-2015 04:21 PM

I’m currently making a rocking chair for my first child (boy). We’ll rock him in it, and he can take it with him when he leaves the house and hopefully rock his kids in it. Just hope i finish it by Oct 5!

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eztrigger

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#8 posted 07-30-2015 05:29 PM

good luck with that one Marshall, hope we see it posted here on Oct 6th :)

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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