|Project by MarkNE||posted 10-01-2010 04:34 AM||3266 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I decided to build a pirate chest for my grandson for Christmas. I started with a plan I found on the internet and modified the plan. I used box joints for the main box and the top base. The slats were made to fit the round top ends with a simple router jig I built. The chest is hard maple and the bottom and hidden compartment was made of popular. I attached a metal plate to the inside of the false bottom and it can be lifted out with a magnet. I had the finish applied because I do not spray and was afraid to blotch the hard maple. The finish is lacquer and was rubbed out.
He really enjoyed the chest.
-- Mark, Nebraska