|Project by JoshLawson||posted 12-31-2014 02:57 AM||1296 views||3 times favorited||1 comment|
I found that while this end table/ blanket chest does serve well in both those purposes, the biggest benefit is the addition of an awesome hide and seek hiding place. I can barely convince my son to leave it…
It’s a pretty standard chest, frame and panel construction sides, 3/4” plywood with 1” rails and stiles. The legs are tapered to match the legs to the entertainment center I made for the room previously. Also to keep the wide top from cupping, I added heavy duty stabilizers with slots to allow for expansion/contraction across the grain. Due to the size of the lid—the Rockler friction stay hinges don’t strictly work for my application, to truly do their work, I would need 10 of them, which seems a bit ridiculous. So I utilized two of the 60 in-lbf for now, and will add a single direction flow limited pneumatic cylinder when I get a chance. That’ll completely eliminate the finger guillotine aspect out of the design. Since the Rockler hinges were only intended for 3/4” stock, I had to route out some material to make it all work on my design.
Thanks for looking.
-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa