A few weeks ago I posted pictures of a keepsake trunk I built and several people wanted to know how I made the top and bent the wood for the straps. This is the start of another trunk for my wife.
I give credit to American Woodworker Mag and Garrett Glaser for the design and plans. I did not follow them exactly but I feel the results are the same. I used a different box joint (Incra) and I bent the wood different than the article explained. I’ll follow that part with pictures later.
Picture 1 and 2 show the rough lid glue up
Picture 3 and 4 show installing the ends
Picture 4 shows rounding off the top “peaks” and getting ready to sand. This is done with a plane and sanding blocks
Picture 5 Is ready to sand and finish.
Keep in mind that this chest is being built out of the cheapest #3 pine 1×12x 8’ that Lowes sells.($10.97 ) The hardware costs more than the wood.
Tomorrow I will post pictures of the finishing(shellac) and the wood bending process.
Also thanks to fellow woodworker “Camper” and his wife and son for coming over and lending moral support.
-- Life is good.