Category Archives: Kids Furniture

Fall Fun

Multitasking gets a bad rap. I was always the kid with headphones on listening to music while walking to class, playing Nintendo, or just about anything else that let me. As the gray hair count increases I find myself listening … Continue reading

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Summer Seating Dilemma

A few months after moving into our house in Cleveland, I had to take a two-week trip to Europe for work. This was the first time I’d been away from my wife and daughter for such an extended period. Time zone … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

In today’s final installment of Colin’s Toy Chest build I’d like to send a special shout out to the many people who made this build possible. ChuckM for helping miter the mouldings on the rickety miter saw at the shop, … Continue reading

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Developing a Fondness for Milk Paint

During my last project I was extremely perplexed with the consistency of my milk paint. I think it was inexperience more than anything. This time I had a strange clarity, which gives credence to the old adage about getting off … Continue reading

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Working on the Top

Two years ago I tried my hand at online ordering of wood from Shannon over at Hardwood to Go. I got one of those Surprise Packs hoping to get some small pieces to make cutting boards at our community woodshop. … Continue reading

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The Case for Screws

With the butterfly keys safely keeping the panels in tact for the next hundred years or so, I moved on to putting the case together. Before we get into the details, I want to go through my case joinery thoughts. … Continue reading

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Incorporating CNC Technology

One of the most attractive aspects of the inspirational toy chest was the personalization. I’ve never carved anything and I really wasn’t interested in doing it anyway. It’s a skill for another time. At the community shop I belong to … Continue reading

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