Here’s a toy box I completed a while ago. It’s made from pine boards that have been jointed together.
The top was finished in a light oak varnish to make it look a little like oak and the base painted in a cream tone. The personalisation on the from was painted on using a vinyl stencil.
I used a friction stay on the lid to help prevent it slamming shut which worked for a short while until the customer rang and said it has worn out after short use. I had to supply a stay that was far superior and more expensive but lesson learnt. Don’t buy rubbish lid stays!