Bridal chest #5: Almost final assembly

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 08-01-2014 05:52 PM 2807 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: The top edge and skirt Part 5 of Bridal chest series Part 6: Some decorative moldings »

Today was some odds and ends and final assembly of the bridal chest. It’s not complete. I’ve got to get a little more maple to finish off with some moldings around the lid lip and the skirt.

The stainless piano hinge is being mounted on the cover.

Here you can see the hinge mounted to the chest along with an arm that locks the lid in a 90 degree open position.
Also, I’ve made a box with divider out of maple that slides along the top inside of the chest.

Here it is slid over.

A better view of the lid support.

The chest as it is in it’s development to this point on horses so that I get to the inside of it better.

Next time some decorative moldings. Maybe handles (haven’t decided yet) and then spray poly.

-- 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 08-01-2014 08:45 PM

As you add the Lid, Mouldings etc., it enhances the finger joints.
Nice to see trad. brass fittings being used.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#2 posted 08-02-2014 03:01 PM

it looks great .love the top sliding tray. she’ll enjoy this for many years

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