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« on: January 08, 2010 06:54:42 AM »

This is my husband's project. It's the first thing he's built, and he did a great job. It's made of pine plywood with pre-made corners and trim that he added. He stained the box, except for the top of the lid, and sealed it with polyurethane. The lid has no trim and hangs about one inch over the box on three sides. The lid is painted with chalkboard paint, which works great. It's really big and hold a lot of toys but also has a nice big surface for the girls to draw on. I think they will fight over who gets to keep it when they get older!


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He is such a little stinker!

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010 10:24:50 PM »

your husband should be very proud and the chalk board lid is a great touch!

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010 12:05:52 AM »

Wow. what a great job he did.  It looks huge, perfect to store those toys, bits and pieces.  Great idea the chalkboard lid.  I esp. like the larger lid. Mindful of those little fingers.  I wonder if it'll turn into a hope chest in the future. Great job Dad!
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010 11:43:34 AM »

Thanks--it really is big and holds a ton of toys. We have talked about how they will use it in the future. We thought one of them might want to replace the lid or strip the paint and stain it, but I also thought they might like the chalkboard lid for a long time. I would have loved a big trunk with a chalkboard on top even into college. I have a feeling Dad will be building another box when they eventually have separate rooms!

« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 12:57:20 PM »

Such a great idea with the chalkboard lid. Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010 06:14:02 PM »

Great toy box! That chalk board lid is such a great idea!
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