My Grand-Niece's birthday is coming up, so I decided to make her a toy box
It's from Pennsylvania and Ohio walnut (no Michigan chocolate used here ), and is 25" high, 35" wide, and 18" deep. The finish is garnet shellac on the inside, and several coats of Watco Natural on the outside. I put several coats of BriWax Natural (Clear) on the outside, too.
The bottom is aromatic cedar, in case she wants to use it as a 'hope chest' in future years. There's no finish on the cedar, so that it'll emit the charactistic odors.
The top of the box is one wide board. More on that in the next chapter.