|Project by jakub76||posted 08-21-2011 07:14 AM||6906 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a Child’s Chest Seat that I made for my daughter’s cubby house. It was a lesson in hand-cut mortise and tenon joints for me – 16 of them. Though I did use a cordless drill to remove most of the mortise material.
The legs are made from an old pine post I found in the back shed, the frame is pine, the panels are plywood, plywood lid with foam and a canvas covering. Sanded to 400 grit and finished with two coats of wipe-on poly. Waterproof spray on the canvas.
As I still don’t have a work bench, wood vice or table saw I am finding it a bit tough to get things square – please see my improvised clamping system photo. This project is not square but it is very strong, practical and the little one loves it.
Note the covering material match with the cubby house awning. We inherited an old cubby house from generous neighbours, refinishing and sprucing it up was my previous project.
I got some inspiration for the legs here—> http://books.google.com/books?id=dPsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA52#v=onepage&q&f=false
I quite like the chunky look.