|Project by Abram||posted 05-03-2012 10:32 PM||901 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
So I try and make it a tradition every year to make gifts for those I know for Christmas. Well a couple years ago I made this blanket chest for my wife. I wa new to techniques so I was winging alot of what I was doing. I started with a sheet of ply wood. Cut out my box panels. I routered a grove in all the pieces across the bottom so that I could slide in the bottom piece. I then used a biscuit cutter on the side of the box panles to attach them together. Once I had them all ready I glued them togehter. I then cut out trim pieces to go around the outside. I wanted a real sharp looking edge so I 45 cut the trim pieces then glues them on which was a pain to do see the photo. At this point I started on the lid. I just cut out a piece from the plywood. I then biscuit cut some trim for the lid and attached them. I live in Utah so our winters get brutal and my shop is my garage and all I got for a heater is a little r2d2 karosine thing. So I took the box to work to stain. I was able to stain it then let the heater bake it. Once that was done I lined the inside with red felt. I attached the hardware and hinges and inspected my work. I liked how it turned out. I learned some tricks and got to give a gift to my wife I was happy about.
-- "That will Work"