Combining functionality with simple fun, Norm’s toy chest features a top with an inlaid checkerboard made of maple and mahogany, and even a compartment in which to store the checkers. Incorporating through dovetails cut on the dovetailing jig, the chest is as handsome as it is sturdy. Norm also demonstrates valuable marquetry techniques for the checkerboard. As always, safety is a primary concern, and Norm’s toy chest includes an ingenious closing device that insures that the lid will never slam on a child’s fingers.