Oak Hope Chest with Wooden hinges!

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Project by Jeepin85CJ7 posted 10-05-2015 12:15 AM 692 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this about two years ago, it is a solid Oak Hope Chest. The sides are all held together with wooden dowels and some pocket screws. I was beginning and tested a few things on this one. I saw a while back on TV about wooden hinges, so I made a pair and attached dowels and it works perfectly still.

As this was the first ‘major’ project, it was pretty much straight forward, I have since made a few more and each time experimenting with different joinery to avoid using screws – so far so good.

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 02:59 AM

Very Very Nice!!!
Love the oak.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 05:43 AM

Easiest and best way to hide hinges. Nice chest.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 11:54 AM

Thanks, It was a neat way to make the hinges and I am impressed with how well they hold up.

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