|Project by MikeSpanky||posted 05-05-2016 04:12 AM||1088 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
I designed and built this chest for my only granddaughter who is graduating high school in a few weeks. It is 41” long x 23” wide x 24” tall. Has raised panels on all four sides. The inside is lined, sides and bottom with 1/4” red aromatic cedar as is the bottom of the tray. For the finish: on the maple I applied 3 coats of Dark Walnut Danish Oil followed by 3 coats of sprayed on Emtech EM6000 acrylic lacquer. No finish on the cedar. The chest sits on 1-1/2” rollers. The sliding tray moves easily on specialty trim made at the router table and also serves to lock in the cedar panels. Hinges: I tried out one set from Rockler that failed miserably. I suppose the lid supports placed too much pressure on them, the lid alone weighing 21 lb. Finally, I went with a piano hinge and it worked out great. This project took longer than I had hoped but at the start I was only a few weeks out from back surgery. I’m thoroughly pleased with the outcome. I hope my granddaughter will be too. Thanks for looking.
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