|Project by papaj||posted 1250 days ago||1278 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
We had a pirate themed birthday party for my grandson’s 9th birthday this year. I made him a pirates chest out of scrap marine plywood (aquatec) very nice material. I only had two days to make it due to other projects. Put it together and stained it one day and polyurethaned it the next.
It has a false bottom in it to hide all the treasures a mom probably wouldn’t want to know about. His dad knows how to get into the hiddin bottom. The only way to get the bottom up is to use magnets. You can see the two lifting magnets in the pictures. It is a very close fit, and the bottom does not move even in turned upside down and shaken. I gave my grandson to magnets with rings attached, so he can lift the bottom out of the box. I should have taken a side pic to show the compound curves of the top. It also has matching handles on each side.
We filled the chest with candy coins and other treasure for the party, and all the little pirates got to share in the wealth after a treasure map hunt that included a large city park and a shoppiing mall. The party was inside a pirate store that has a private party room.
I had a blast making it for him.
-- papaj, Oregon