|Project by Torr||posted 09-25-2011 06:42 PM||2487 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Here is a project I recently completed. It is the Sea Chest from the Summer 2008 issue of Woodworking Magazine.
The chest is poplar. The lid is cherry.
The finish on the chest is a couple of coats of barn red milk paint with wipe-on satin poly on top. The lid is just wipe-on poly.
A couple of differences from the original plans: Cherry instead of QSWO for the lid. I used Miller dowels instead of cut nails to reinforce the rabbeted corners. I added a pair of lid stays from Lee Valley to prevent the lid from over-opening. Finally I tied grommets for beckets rather than making simple knotted rope handles.
It was a fun project. I used a jack plane to flatten the panels after glue up. This was my first try at using a hand plane for more than minor tweaking of fit up. Learned alot from it.