Box joint blanket chest

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Project by bluemtn posted 10-24-2016 05:42 AM 779 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Simple box joint chest made with 1 x clear pine from the big box store screwed together with #8 1 1/4 screws. My daughter wants me to paint it blue to match my grandson’s room. The box joints were pretty sloppy so I routed the edges, which not only hid some of the mess I made of the joints but also ended up sort of highlighting the joints more than when they were flush. I’m sure the paint will hide the rest of the mistakes. Not my best effort but a fun weekend covered in man glitter.

-- Jeff, Colorado - sawdust, oh you mean man glitter

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 01:52 PM

nice work

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 05:44 PM

Looks super Jeff ,I like the design too.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-25-2016 12:23 AM

I like it. Looks very custom and smooth. Nice job.

-- Dan,Mid-Maine

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 05:35 AM

Joinery turned very well,nice box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-14-2016 11:36 AM

Beautiful chest. One thing, it looks like the lid has to be open to pick it up?

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#6 posted 11-14-2016 12:15 PM

MGKIRELAND you have a keen eye. You don’t actually have to have the lid open but it’s not a nice easy grasp the way it is now. When I cut the handle holes I didn’t account for the top which hadn’t been attached (note to self next time), I should have made the front and back panels just a bit shorter. I ran into a similar problem with another chest I made from a plan; this one was just me fooling around on a weekend.

-- Jeff, Colorado - sawdust, oh you mean man glitter

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