Kid-Friendly Toy Box Is A Treasured ChestComments (0)
by Dewayne Baker
While this accommodating container offers plenty of work for your router, the finished project will reward you (and your offspring) with its timeless good looks.
As a new dad, I’ve learned that a toy box is a necessary piece of furniture in a child’s room. The one I designed for my own son soon after he was born is not only a great place for toys, but also an attractive piece of fine furniture that doubles as a bench seat. The sturdy construction ensures this small chest will be passed down for generations. As the child grows, the chest can become a souvenir or keepsake chest, a hope chest or even a blanket chest.
The first thing I considered in my design was the potential for small fingers to get pinched. The lid rests on a ledge on the interior side walls and a 1" gap below the lid allows for its safe operation. Another safety feature I added is a weight-rated lid support that prevents the lid from slamming down.
I also wanted handles on the sides to make the box easy to move. Routed finger pulls fit the bill, and they can never break off.
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