This is my first fully finished build. My very good friend was about to have her first child and I wanted to do something special for her so I embarked on this project. I had HD cut my wood to size. After I came home and started building I found that my wood was not exactly cut to size. One side was one quarter inch too short. I did some improvising and some trimming with my jig saw (only saw I had) and was able to eventually create a rectangle.
This is also my first mitered trim project. The edges are NOT perfect but what I could I filled in with wood filler. That helped hide where the edges did not quite meet.
I then sanded and sanded and sanded. Don't want little fingers to come into contact with bad splinters. I finished with a bright white paint.
I wanted the toy box to also be a seat so I got some fabric and did just that. I was going to add hinges to it but then thought again and decided not to. Wanted to prevent any accidents.
I built it over many months spending maybe 20 hours or so. Many many mistakes and many hours thinking about how to fix them.