Cedar Chest #2

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Project by PlanesNWood posted 12-05-2008 04:32 AM 1595 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few pics of the cedar chest I am building. The panels are all in and I have just finished up jointing up the lid. I reinforced the bottom with two diagonals running corner to corner and over lapped them with a lap joint. Planning on using a piano hinge with lid supports to attach the lid, that is unless any one else has any other ideas I could do. I used hard maple for the frame of the chest and aromatic cedar for the panels.

I should have it finished by Christmas and then I am going to move on to my first lathe project, scottb’s eccentric trees.

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#1 posted 12-05-2008 04:51 AM

Lookin good

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 12-05-2008 06:08 AM

Very nice looking Chest, looks large, how big is it?

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 12-05-2008 04:39 PM

The dimensions are 48”x27”x21”

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#4 posted 12-05-2008 04:44 PM

Nice job. I trying to find some pictures of my first, still existing project. A cedar chest for my sister 45 years ago. This is something that the user will cherish forever.

How thick are the side panels.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-05-2008 05:19 PM

Great project!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 12-05-2008 06:39 PM

Very nice. There is something about Tennessee Red that just gets me going and spikes the motivation, probably the smell and color.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#7 posted 12-05-2008 07:02 PM

The panels on the side are 3/8” thick. The smell is GREAT! I love the color and aroma cedar has.

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