I'm getting ready to start on a toy chest for the son of a friend at
work and need some advice. I don't need plans, I'm doing that myself.
I'm wondering about the safety issues involved. Being an old
curmudgeonly bachelor, I have zip experience with kids (and don't want
any, thank you). Here's the list of issues I'm looking at now:
- rounded edges
- nothing sharp (locks, screws, etc.)
- polyurethane coating (or other non-toxic stuff)
- slow dropping top supports (whatever the real name - they keep the
top from slamming down.
-non-auto latching doors
-relatively well balanced so it doesn't tip
Anything else to help keep the little demons from doing theirselves a
I did some google searching and came up with a bunch of bits and
pieces, but would like to get it in all one posting.