Sunday, October 23, 2011

Shaker Box #2

The toy box itself was completed prior to Christmas 2010. However, it wasn’t until last week that the soft down flap stay was installed completing the project and making it toddler safe.
There’s a few differences between Box #1 and #2. 1# has a variable resistance gas strut rather than the soft down flap. 2# has dovetailed skirting boards and has been limed.
Timber: Radiata Pine. Dimensions: 800×400×480mm. Glue: Titebond III Joinery: Various, Dovetailed, Tongue & Groove, Stepped Panel and Frame. FinishFeast Watson Liming Agent, Minwax Wipe on Poly Matte, Ubeaut Natural Wax. Hardware: Zinc piano hinge (sourced from Bunnings), and soft down flap stay. (sourced from Lee Valley.)


  1. Really nice, Dan. The pine gives it a quiet, subdued look what works perfectly with the classic styling. A few years of aging will give it a beautiful, mellow look. Sweet.

  2. Hi - Just did a search for wooden toy boxes and your blog popped up. They are both really lovely. Do you make these to sell?


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