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  1. netadptr0719
    October 17, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

    Steve, I am definitely going to make this, it’s a really neat idea. I’d like to make one small request if possible. Many of your plans online have the cut list on them which is great, but would it be possible to list the shopping list as well? I’m not super fast at numbers and can’t always immediately determine what I need. When I see something like “3.5 board” I assume 8′, but in these plans one of them would need to be 10′, and 2 would need to be 6′. I can always do the math, as I have, before I go out, but it would be nice to go to the hardware store with an itemized list.


  2. Michael Clark
    October 17, 2014 @ 4:27 pm

    OMG…..not fun bright colors that a child would love in their room PAINTED over wood!!! MDF and pocket joints on top or that!! Why don’t you just use POWER tools while you’re at it. OH that RIGHT!! YOU DID!!! With all these new fanged ideas of yours, what’s next?!?!? With all this anarchy, you’d think the Giants won the pennant or something…..HAVE YOU NO DECENCY?!?!?! You make me have to ignore this project because my wife is screaming something about finishing chess pieces! 🙂


    • Frank
      October 18, 2014 @ 9:37 am

      Oh gee. Always at least one in the crowd.


    • Frank
      October 18, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

      Good project Steve. This was the answer to a Christmas gift and it will help a cause as well.


    • Michael Clark
      October 19, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

      Yeah Frank, I’m the one in the crowd….something that’s called sarcasm. Sometimes sarcasm doesn’t translate well in text messages. This is a cool project that I am going ot build for my grandson.


  3. Anonymous
    October 27, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    Nice project. I noticed the plans show the need for 6 ,1.5″ x 15.5″ pieces but you need 8 of them for the top and base.


  4. lumpyb
    November 30, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    first , I have to say that your “prove you are human” thing is pretty useless to stop the spam bots. they can do even complex math problems.
    anyway, I built this box. I waited till the last minute and did not get it painted before I submitted the picture to Marc. I used scrap wood from around the house. I will have to remake the top because I used 3/8 plywood for the band around it and it leaves too many splinters for my grandson’s litte hands.
    I may even completely build a new one for him and use better wood etc.
    I also noticed that the cut list was wrong. you need two more of the 1/2s and the measurements for the side pieces is wrong.
    anyway, I love it and had to do this project in my temporary shop under the shed. I will sure be glad to get my shop finished.


    • Poli
      January 29, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

      What is the correct measurement for the sides?


  5. Frank Castillo
    February 5, 2015 @ 1:10 pm

    Just came across this project mid Feb. 2015 What a great toy box. Definitely on to build list. Working on Plinko game now.


  6. Dafydd
    January 21, 2017 @ 10:36 am

    Apologises if you have already answered this somewhere, but what is the thickness of the wood please?
    Is it quarter of an inch?
    Many thanks in advance of your response.


  7. Denise Rawlings
    August 29, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

    What type of wood are you using?


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