|Project by Waterlog||posted 11-15-2014 03:22 AM||3500 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
Well, I read the book and took the dive. This project took me several weeks to complete but, it proved many hours of enjoyment and problem solving opportunities. It was a journey with many roads. I got the carcass boards from a local Amish sawmill in WNY, went to Lee Valley in Burlington, ON, and several trips to the Ace Hardware and Home Depot and Rockler, etc, etc. I watched Bill Schenher’s YouTube videos about a million times, huge help. If you have a tendency to start projects and not finish them like I use to do, do not attempt this one. However, this was my favorite so far. This chest now sits next to me in my shop like an old dog. When ever I need it, it is right by my side. I won’t go into how I built it but I will answer any questions anyone might have. Feel free to ask. The lid is made of American Chestnut that was harvested over 100 years ago and has a panel of Bradford Pear that came from a downed tree in my neighbor’s yard. The drawers and such are chestnut, sassafras, hickory, and pine. It is smaller than the specs suggest, 30” X 18” x 21”, I was limited by the size of pine board I could find and the saw mill did not have anything wider than 21”. I wanted single board sides. I also experimented with crackle paint job with hide glue, that was a comedy act for sure, but it came out good. Anyway, thanks for looking. Try it, you’ll like it.
-- LWB Waterlog