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Project by plantek posted 951 days ago 1128 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!





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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#1 posted 951 days ago

Thats a nice addition to your room.

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lanwater

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#2 posted 951 days ago

That’s a great idea.

I like the cove for the hinges.

Well done.

Merry christmas and happy new year.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Lifesaver2000

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#3 posted 951 days ago

Very nice looking. I really like the way you did the outside corners.

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jaylost

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#4 posted 951 days ago

thats sweet. I am a huge fan of anything oak..

-- " If it wont fit just hit it harder "

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#5 posted 951 days ago

Ya, that hinge work is pretty cool…...........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 950 days ago

Looks great!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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rfonte649

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#7 posted 941 days ago

A woodworker without firewood, come on man. I’m sure the duraflames came with instructions, not to mix them with real wood. My ex put one of those with about 3 logs, wow talk about flames, she almost burnt the house down. Great looking box, love the coves for the hinges.

-- Bob F

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