|Project by TopamaxSurvivor||posted 06-10-2009 04:22 AM||4336 views||6 times favorited||24 comments|
Here is a treasure chest I made for my wife a couple years ago. She was doing a display at school and needed a pirate’s treasure chest. She didn’t want to spend much, so I used pine and a scrap piece of floor underlayment for the lid. It was kerf cut for the bend. She wanted to be able to put a flat top on it later for another purpose, so I made the slot on the back for the hinges to slide into. I thought the classic pirate’s treasure chest should have sloped sides and wanted to get away from the standard square box. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to practice dovetails. This was the first time I cut them on a mitered side, much less a compound mitered joint! They are a bit loose because of the soft pine plus a miss cut or two here and there. I used some walnut stain that was lying around. I don’t recall what was used for the semi-gloss finish. It is 14” long x 10 wide x 11.5 tall. OOops, almost forgot she wanted a false bottom so it didn’t take so much “Treasure” to fill it for the display.
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence