|Project by plantek||posted 12-24-2011 05:23 PM||1142 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
My wife and I needed an attractive way to store our firelogs in the house. Something that looked a lot nicer than the cardboard box they come in.
The chest 3/4 red oak ply with solid red oak trim. The joinery of the box and stand are biscuits. I reinforced the edges of the box by routing out a 3/8×3/8 cut at the point and glueing in 3/8 sq stock. This also added a nice contrast. On the inside I nailed/glued gussets at the corners. The bottom plate is actually three pieces of ply I reinforced with two strips at the seams on the bottom. The stand was routed out via a pattern I made for the feet. Behind each foot is a glue block screwed in that acts as a height gauge as well as reinforcement for the feet. I routed a little cove on the back side of the lid to allow for the hinge pin. Although it is not pictured, the top trim is caped with a 1/8 oak plate that gives the illusion that the top trim only four pieces mitered together.
The finish is water based dark walnut with a water based poly.
The chest will hold a total of 24 fire logs when it is full. Over all where happy with the way it turned out and how it looks in our living room.
Thanks for looking…
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