|Project by buck_cpa||posted 03-25-2015 07:57 PM||1340 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
Poplar wood. I used the wood whisperer’s g&g blanket chest as my inspiration – from popular woodworking magazine. The router template he suggests makes the process very simple. I used ebony stained oak dowels instead of square plugs. It was easier and more approachable for my experience level.
I sealed the poplar with amber shellac. Then applied a cherry gel stain, followed by three coats of blo/spar/mineral spirits and buffed with some dark wax. No mortise hinges on the lid. Gave it to my mother.