|Project by juanabee||posted 06-02-2010 09:27 PM||3662 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
My DIL wanted a cedar chest for Christmas. I had never tried anything like this, I was way more of a novice than I am now. She chose a plan from Woodstore and this is the final result. I bought a panel cutting bit with cope and stick set.
It was a lot of fun to watch this thing materialize before my eyes, almost like I was a spectator, watching my hands work.
A happy accident that became a design feature happened when I was staining the panels. I used some liquid blotch preventer, and didn’t notice the fine print that said you had to apply stain within a half hour. After about a two-hour break I appled the stain. Then I applied the blotch preventer and stain to the rest of the chest in one session and couldn’t understand why it was so much darker. Duh!
But then I decided it looked a lot better that way anyway.
-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens