Liam's Car Box

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StartDate: 

Dec 26 2009 to Jan 03 2010

Finished project?: 

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Liam's toy car box out of Ponderosa pine with a cherry handle
Liam's toy car box out of Ponderosa pine with a cherry handle

Work History: 

I built this one as an exercise in 'don't worry about the expensive materials, pay attention to the joinery'. I intended to give it to my son Liam as a box for him to store his treasures in. He now keeps all of his matchbox cars in it. It's built of Ponderosa pine with a cherry handle top (a piece of cherry left over from the hall table project.)  

Afterthoughts: 

This thing probably has the tightest joints of any project I've finished so far. And I was surprised how beautiful this thing turned out. The grain pattern wraps around, and the filled knot on the front ends up looking like a sunset. (Liam said it looks like an alligator swimming by in front of the sun.)