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Solid Cedar Chest

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Project by aussiechippie posted 02-20-2015 02:32 AM 1304 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So it took way too long (did an MBA in the middle – not a lot of free time for a couple of years), but the cedar chest is finally finished. 42×21 x 21 solid aromatic cedar. Spar Urethane over Tung Oil finish outside, unfinished inside (for the smell). My 4 year old daughter tells me it’s a zombie trap.

If I were to do it again, I’d probably go from 3/4 thick to 5/8 or even 1/2 for all the pieces, and take a couple of inches off the depth (keeping the height and length the same). I’d also not wait 2 years between making the frame and panels and gluing them all together. The lid was the only thing that moved too much, but a heat gun and a few clamps straightened it out.

The new owner (valentine’s gift for the wife) is very pleased – so now I get to move on to more projects :).

If you’d like the sketchup model let me know.

Thanks for looking!

-- If at first you don't succeed... then skydiving's not for you...





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flatrock

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#1 posted 02-20-2015 09:28 AM

Very nice. A family keep sake for sure. I want you to think about a soft hinge to keep little fingers from getting smashed.

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albachippie

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 09:26 AM

Very nice, I really like the traditional design. I would 2nd the soft closer idea.

Great job,
Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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aussiechippie

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#3 posted 04-15-2015 04:43 PM

Appreciate the advice on the soft close, however they’d cost almost as much as the rest of the chest combined. I opted for a friction lid support instead and set it to require downward pressure to close.

-- If at first you don't succeed... then skydiving's not for you...

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 04-15-2015 08:24 PM

This turned out very nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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albachippie

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 11:04 AM

They aren’t that expensive I don’t think.

Anyway, friction stays will certainly do a good job,#

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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albachippie

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#6 posted 04-16-2015 11:05 AM

They aren’t that expensive I don’t think.

Anyway, friction stays will certainly do a good job,#

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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