|Project by LarryB||posted 07-11-2011 10:23 PM||2413 views||9 times favorited||5 comments|
I designed and built this cedar lined, oak hope chest for my oldest granddaughter’s 16th birthday.
Being my first project of this type, and after many hours of planning, I couldn’t believe how many hours it took to completion. But I enjoyed every moment.
I put it on castors and used torsion hinges for the lid. It snaps shut with rare earth magnets embedded in the front lip and lid. The frame was assembled using the Kreg screw system and glue. The aromatic cedar is wonderful! The tray is made of poplar with a 1/4 ” pegboard bottom for ventilation.
The best part was the look on my granddaughter’s face when we presented it to her. What a surprise!