Boot and Glove Chest

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Blog entry by Toolz posted 09-02-2011 03:44 PM 1459 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife (Laura) wanted a chest for our main entry area to store winter boots and gloves and scarves out of site. I had a few pieces of 1 3/4” x 1 3/4” walnut that had 1/2” dadoes already routed on two sides. Looking through my wood stash I decided to use some of my “mystery” wood. I really believe it to be flat-sawn sycamore. At first I thought the dark lines in the sycamore were burn marks from the horizontal sander but I soon found out that it was just a wonderful feature of that piece of wood. I routed the edges to fit the existing dadoes in the walnut. Since she wanted to put possibly wet boots in the chest I used 1/2” melamine covered mdf for the bottom and just routed a dado in the two middle walnut pieces to make a removable partition to keep boots separate from hats, scarves, gloves, etc. It was a fun project and best of all Laura really likes it. ;-) Sorry about the photos being off-kilter. I took them with a Motorola Xoom and I guess they are too big. You can also see the full photos here:






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#1 posted 09-02-2011 05:11 PM

what a great looking chest larry

that ‘mystery’ wood
is really something


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#2 posted 09-02-2011 07:18 PM

Thanks David. That board was just a plain looking board I thought it was poplar before I started to surface it. It has great colors even some very thin pink lines out towards what was the bark side of the tree. And it smells clean and sweet when sawing and sanding. I just did a 1/3 BLO to 2/3 mineral spirits wash that soaked in, then a couple coats of wipe on poly followed by burnishing with a paper bag then good old Johnson’s paste wax. I just got back from Lowe’s where I picked up some more small box hinges and a couple of lid stays for chests. Need to put a lid stay on later this afternoon.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 11:44 PM

I agree with david.
That is mystery wood couldn’t have found a better place to rest. Very thoughtful work.

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