|Project by Roz||posted 08-26-2011 05:36 AM||1758 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
This project I have wanted to do for several years. I have been collecting wood for it since 2000. It is a replacement for a cedar chest that was my very first wood working project and had belonged to my mother. I promised the old chest to my niece but before I could pass it on I had to make a replacement and this is it. ( you’ll see it soon) This one is figured Cherry with raised panels of figured maple. The drawer is Clear “Sugar” Pine. It is lined with on quarter inch thick tongue and grove Eastern Red Cedar planks. The chest is 9 inches deep and the drawer is 10 inches deep. The chest is 44 inches long and 19 inches wide.
The lid has bread board ends and its underside carries a cedar panel set into a molding that acts as seal to the box. The bottom of the chest area is line in cedar on both sides because the chest bottom is also the drawer cavity top. This provides total enclosure of the chest contents in cedar.
The hardware is solid Brass with the drawer pulls coming from some Antique shop for some future project. The drawer slides are Accuride full extention which I use almost exclusively.
I used Rockler lid supports which are giving me trouble. I have ordered a liter weight replacement to see if it corrects the problem.
I installed a lid Lock also from Rockler and have had trouble getting it to line up exactly, but it is close and does work. It is just not as smooth as I would like it to be. I have a little tuning to do on it yet.
Thanks for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy it.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."