|Project by Steve Griffin||posted 01-18-2009 03:13 AM||3023 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
I’ve been working on this tool chest for a long time! I really dove into this project with very little wood working skills. I started it over three years ago. Every time I learned a new skill I would put that skill to work on this tool chest. It’s made of solid Sapelli that my Uncle gave to me. It was left over wood from his fireplace surround project(which turned out beautifully) The bottoms of the drawers are cedar. I got the cedar by slabbing a cedar tree(courtesy of working at rosecitylumber.com), drying and milling the wood to fit in the bottom of the drawer. The “floor” of the chest is made from Hand Scraped Golden Teak flooring that my friend had left over from redoing his floors. The door is held shut by rare earth magnets in the top of the door and the bottom of the rail above it. I had a lot of fun making this project and learned from a lot of mistakes. Those lessons are priceless. I hope to pass this box down to one of my own when I grow old.
-- Steve, Beaverton, OR firstname.lastname@example.org