|Project by ffej||posted 06-29-2007 05:44 AM||1695 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
This is a chest I made for a friend who did me a big favor. Apparently his wife is really into pirates.
I tried to find some plans on the internet, but ended up just making my own.
It’s made from poplar and has box joints at the corners.
The half-round lid is made from 6 strips cut at 15 degrees on each side (total 180 deg).
The slats (for the lid) are held together with biscuits, and then pinned with 1/4” dowels to the side pieces.
I tried a layered finish, something I have seen Norm doing lately…
First I stained the whole thing red. (It looked horrible at first but I perservered :-)
I followed that with a couple coats of walnut gel-stain and finally a wiping poly.
I got a lot of compliments, so I am making another one.
This time I’m going for a more rustic look.
That’s a whole different story yet to be finished.
-- Jeff - Pflugerville, TX