|Project by wayneo||posted 11-02-2009 04:55 AM||1720 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I have always wanted to make some furniture, or at least try, but kept talking myself out of it. I have some basic carpentry skills from my own home remodeling and a couple of kitchen and bath remodels. These skills mostly born out of necessity after I saw the estimates.
My kids are finally leaving the nest (one to go!) and we are now downsizing so I have been thinking more about getting into furniture making. I chose this blanket chest because I like the mission style design and I like oak, and the fact the joinery skills involved wouldn’t overly tax my (very) basic skills or my very cheap, crummy table saw and 20 year old router.
I wish I had taken better pics but I was excited to finish it and gave it to a friend the day after it was completed. I think it turned out ok but more importantly, I learned quite a bit and am encouraged and emboldened enough to really jump into my new found hobby with a passion. This simple chest was fun to build and as a result I have just purchased a good hybrid saw, a new plunge router, and few other basic but quality tools I need to continue.
I give much credit to this site and the very supportive and encouraging members in here. I already have a project list and my new saw is on the way.
-- Wayne , Phoenix Arizona