|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-01-2009 03:32 PM||1449 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a small oak treasure chest I made from scrap oak from the “wallboard store”. My son and I went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and came home with just a ton of beads and medallians from all the parades and I needed a place to store them. What better place than a treasure chest and I had never made one of them.
All the oak is cut offs from the firewood box at the “wallboard store”. I had to buy a pair of hinges and a lock where the bolt comes down and moves over to catch the top and lock it. I made the brass brackets to hold the handles and cut the handles out of some 1/4” thick leather. I used another piece of thinner leather for the top retainer.
It was fun and we keep in in the living room for a conversation piece
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