Cherry Toy Chests

  • CAD design of the toy chest.  The legs, rails and lid will be made from cherry.  The panels will be made from solid maple.
  • CAD design.  Sides and back were removed for clarity.
  • 10/19/08.  Milled the legs to rough length and width from 8/4 cherry.
  • 10/25/08.  Milled the curve in the legs on all eight legs. 
  • 10/26/08.  Finished the rails and mortised for the loose tenons.  The blue tape denotes which face I want on the outside.  If I didn't have the tape I would risk having the ugly side out due to the hectic nature of glue up.
  • 11/09/08.  I finished the assembly of the toy boxes minus the lids.  The panels were pre-finished with sprayed (hvlp) polyurethane.  I still need to scrape/sand a little glue squeeze out.
  • 11/24/08.  Finished with three coats of polyurethane (hvlp).