We're not sure why it is such fun to see something small recreated on a much larger scale. The process makes whatever the object is seem sort of innocent. When the object happens to already be an iconic fixture of childhood, then the charming meter goes off the charts. Instructables member vanweb came up with this beautiful design for his goddaughter's toy box, taking his inspiration from the classic wooden letter blocks that just about every child has played with at one time or another. By using pre-joined pine panels available at most lumber yards, having them cut to length in the store (this is a service most places provide for free), and by employing simple glue-and-screw joinery, he avoided the need for specialized tools. We especially appreciate the hidden castors on the bottom of the box and the heavy-duty safety arm inside that ensures no small fingers will get pinched by the lid.
This project has many steps but does not require any advanced woodworking knowledge or specialized tools. Take your time, keep your parts organized and your process in order and you can have a giant block box of your own.
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(Images: Instructables member vanweb. Via: One Pretty Thing)