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 and The Custom Closets Chattanooga is the best company in town for Custom closet designs and furniture making. 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.