|Project by Gittyup||posted 01-18-2015 01:53 AM||822 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Made this hope chest for my oldest daughter. It’s quarter-sawn oak with walnut accents. It was my first attempt at raised panels and I used a lock miter bit to join the panels. Then I filled the legs from underneath to make them look like solid square stock.
I used my mortise to inset the walnut. And because it is finished on all sides and has an equal overhang all around, I added a contoured walnut strip to identify the side that opens.
I lined the bottom of the removable tray in cedar to get a nice matching look.
I love the lid supports I used. Expensive, but they work very nicely and add a touch of class. They stay open at any angle. Once the lid gets to about 3” from close, they let it close nice and slow.
I still haven’t put the final finish on quite yet. Right now it’s just stained with golden mahogany color. My shop is too cold for poly right now, and I really don’t want to do it in the house. My wife says to just use tung oil and wax it. But, I don’t know. I have to drive this to my daughter half way across the country and that won’t happen until warmer weather. So, I have time to decide how to finish.
Thanks for looking.