|Project by Phil Brown||posted 04-20-2007 04:58 PM||1099 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This chest was my first commision in 1988 after I showed my fellow workers my “first project”, the little keepsake urn I’d fashioned from scrap wood from our warehouse.
It taught me about glue squeeze-out and construction techniques as I only had a few woodworking magazines in my small library. The aromatic cedar plywood worked really well and smelled great. I had a hard time finding the product. The segments are individual pieces fastened from the inside to allow for expansion.
I think that I used a pre-stain conditioner under a light stain and spray lacquer. It was my first try at veneering, covering the transition between the top edges of the cedar and panels. I’m pulling these photos out of a 20 year old album and bringing up lots of memories. I was very pleased with the symmetry of the sunburst and the general look and proportions of the piece.
-- Phil Brown, Ontario