|Project by aussiechippie||posted 02-20-2015 02:32 AM||1329 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
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!
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