|Project by andy_P||posted 08-15-2009 10:30 PM||2241 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
This is the first of two chest that I have to make. I have twin grandsons and in the interest of peace, I will make them each one.
Except for the back and bottom, I used Volador lumber from South America for this project. It should stand up to the abuse I am sure it will get from two five year olds. The lumber works really nice but it is very heavy. I used Lid-Stay Tortion Hinges from Rockler to eliminate the chance of one of them catching their finger in any support hardware. I mentioned the wood was heavy. It took two 60lb and one 40lb rated hinge to keep the top open.
The dimensions (36W x 24H x 22D) were set by a specific location where the box will be located. It is stained with MinWax Aged Oak Gel Stain and finished by about five coats of Wipe On Poly.
-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.