The toy chest is finally complete, and I am super excited by how it all came together.
I bought lid hinges from Rockler that hold the lid at any angle. A very cool feature, especially for a kids toy chest! You calculate the depth of the lid and weight (assuming even distribution) and purchase the correct number and type of hinges. They worked really well. I mortised them into the lid and the chest. It then took an hour or two to fit them just right so that the front closed perfectly. I had to re-add a little material to the back of the chest on one side, but I finally got it where I wanted.
A lot of details to wrap-up, small pieces to add and finish to match the rest of the case. And I banged in the small peg details as well.
The toy chest is all done. It’s been a blast to build and it actually turned out even greater than I imagined.