Bridal chest #3: Cover and cedar

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 07-21-2014 08:40 PM 1779 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Side prep, box joints, and assembly Part 3 of Bridal chest series Part 4: The top edge and skirt »

today i got the chest cover routed. This is a simple chest so I did a simple edge. A plain cove.




I braced the underside of the cover with maple cross pieces. Four recessed screws and glue.

tapered plugs will fill the screw head holes. I’ll chisel them off and sand them tomorrow after the glue dries.

I picked up a couple of boxes of aromatic cedar at home depot. Pretty expensive stuff I might add. It’s glued and pin nailed in. the pin nails of course are like pins. they don’t show.

Next time some finish trim work, skirt, and the piano hinge for the cover… I think. Out of maple for now. Need to pick up a couple of boards.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 09:37 PM

very beautiful, the red cedar ive seen is in a long package and i think around 40 bucks, but im not sure…ive got a local sawyer who has red cedar so i imagine he is cheaper then the box store…great work dan…she will love it, this will be a beautiful family heirloom…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 09:41 PM

Looking good, that will be a beauty.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 12:35 AM

Made some drawers years ago with Cedar of Lebanon lined bottoms.
Aroma was incredible.
Looking good.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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