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Project by Aries Bergsma posted 12-29-2016 03:15 PM 1131 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our Grandson came to me one day and asked if he could have a treasure box, so this is the result, all the wood
( cherry) in this box came from a stair company up the road, it was destined for the chipper, I get quite a bit of wood scraps from them, I made a stand for the box, all the corners were hand dovetailed, I know there are machines out there that you can use to make them but you know I like to do them by hand much more satisfying for me. Cherry is such a beautiful coloured wood and over the years it will really get a much deeper red. It is 30 long by 16 high by 14 deep

Some of you were asking some more questions about this project, I have figured out how to change the photo size so that I can download them, so I have added a photo of my grandsons initials on the front and the sliding tray which fits in the top. I did not mortise and tenon the base because my Grandson wanted to see how the pocket hole fixture worked. Enjoy

-- AGB





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-29-2016 03:18 PM

Wow that’s outstanding, great build plus free wood a super combination .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-29-2016 04:07 PM

looks great

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#3 posted 12-29-2016 05:47 PM

Nice work. Yes, I prefer hand cut over machine cut. Just enjoy sitting there quietly and chopping away :-).

It looks like you carved some letters in the front vertical piece. Wish you would add some pics of the details and the inside. Show off your work. s

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 12-29-2016 05:47 PM

I really like this chest. Hand cut dove tails are sweet. What made you decide to go with pocket holes on the stand, instead of dove tails as well?

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#5 posted 12-29-2016 09:27 PM

Wow, and made from scrap wood, Wow. That box is a treasure in itself and will surely be treasured by generations to come. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

-- Leafherder

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