|Project by nblazek||posted 05-04-2015 12:35 AM||951 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My Goddaughter is turning 1 in a few weeks. My wife and I decided to make her a cedar chest so her parents can start collecting and putting away some things for when she gets older. It is made out of pine and lined with cedar. I patterned my design after a blanket chest that was made on the New Yankee Workshop. This was a bunch of firsts for me. I had never used mortis and tenons or bread board ends before this project. In fact, this is the largest project I have made to date. It turned out well and I had a bunch of help from my wife who wanted to be involved in the project. She helped drill some holes for dowels in the panel glue-up, and did some sanding and staining. It’s not perfect, but it was fun, challenging and turned out better than I expected.