The great magnificant all purpose end table/chest/game station is finished! Above you can see the heavy duty construction from 4" pine boards, and assembled in a sort of log cabin style with alternate boards overlapping the ends. The top is put together with pine boards as well and is one strong tabletop able to hold up to children and adults alike. The box is just the right height to put your tea down while reading or even to rotate your chair and elevate your feet. Recently Tyler and I have put the backgammon game on it and played a nice game in the afternoon Winter sun. The actual width of the box is the same as the length so that the base is a square, and although it may seem overly large to you it is perfect for holding the boys Geotrax trains. The cover lifts right off for easy access to this wonderful pasttime of train track designing.
As you can see the box fits nicely between our two swivel chairs and acts well as an end table or even as a seat for Ali.
Here are the boys showing off one of the many uses of this wonderful creation of Tyler's and mine. After slaving for four weeks (off and on) we have come to the end of this project.