|Project by Alster||posted 08-27-2011 04:27 PM||2261 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I made this chest out of #2 constuction-grade pine from the BORG. The front and back are SPF; the ends are hard, gnarly SYP. Found a nice piece of pine with quilted figure for the top panel. All of the joinery was cut by hand; the finish is danish oil. The hinges are from Rockler, and they’re terrific: the lid stays exactly where you put it.
I never really used this in the shop (so never finished all of the trays), because my shop has tons of brown recluse spiders who love to live, as it turns out, in wooden boxes. And my wife (correctly, sigh) points out that we have little use for it in the house. So it’s leaving soon, to assume new duties as a toy chest for a family we really like.