Treasure Chest for Doll Collection

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Project by JimRochester posted 06-11-2016 04:54 PM 687 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The project that wouldn’t end. I’m almost embarrassed to post this after Woodchuck’s DT3 version. A friend asked me last summer to make her a treasure chest for her and her daughter’s doll collection. We finally settled on this design she had found online. treasure chest. Problem after problem with this stupid thing. I won’t bore you but if you try these plans beware, the top and bottom are incorrect sizes. The only other change I need to make; the hasp I picked up is too small for a box this big. I’ll let her find one she likes and I’ll put it on for her.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#1 posted 06-11-2016 05:39 PM

It’s beautiful. Your daughter is very lucky.

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#2 posted 06-11-2016 08:19 PM

I hope you signed it, looks like a work of art to me.

-- Grif new lenox, Ilinois

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#3 posted 06-12-2016 12:34 AM

Great job on this chest. It came out beautiful.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#4 posted 06-12-2016 01:17 AM

Well, despite all the mayhem, this treasure chest turned out very well! I’m sure your friend and her youngster will be very pleased with it!

Someone here on LJ’s (I can’t recall his name) has in his signature line something like: “Woodworkers make mistakes—a true craftsman fixes them.” Your chest is a testament to that.

Now go pour yourself a nice bourbon and celebrate a project well done!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 06-12-2016 07:05 AM

Beautiful rounded top. I like that additional tray inside.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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