|Project by Hartworks||posted 06-14-2014 05:44 AM||1133 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
First I must say thanks to fellow Lumberjock, “Cracknpop”, he posted a build of this hope chest and gave me the design idea to follow. So I can’t take credit for the design, just the build.
I built the framework out of dark walnut and the panels out of soft maple. My first use of the Festool Domino joiner on this project and I must say I really dig it. Precise and simple to use, yet a good strong joint. What I really liked is I used rail and stile and could still use a domino to connect the two for additional strength.
I also used my bandsaw a great deal, re-sawing the maple for the panels. Really got my feet wet learning how to resaw material and glue up thinner pieces and how to book match. I only book matched the front center panel, kinda had a groovy grain pattern.
There is no photo but I lined the inside with Aromatic Cedar. Finished the project with 1 coat of General Finishes Seal A Cell and 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. All in all I am very happy with the results. This was my first “real” piece of furniture.
-- Gary, California