|Project by kenn||posted 02-16-2017 01:24 AM||339 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
One of my grandsons has been spending one day a week with me. I decided that we needed a shop project to work on together during that time. I explained that we make a bird house, tool tote or a 6 board chest and drew a picture of each proposal to help him decide. Somehow he heard “Treasure Box” instead of 6 board chest and immediately choose it for us to make. When asked, he told me he plans on keeping his gold in it.
He likes being in the shop with me, might be the M&M’s that I keep in my tool box. He helped plane some, drilled holes for the cleats, designed the leg profile, designed the lid detail and applied the finish with me. We had a great time.
It’s made out of poplar and finished with milk paint, 2 coats of pumpkin over 1 coat of buttermilk, and a coat of Watco Danish oil. I’ve tried repeatedly to get those last two pictures to rotate properly but finally gave up, sorry.
-- Every cloud has a silver lining