|Project by Zahnarzt||posted 06-01-2012 03:33 PM||1193 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This small chest is a gift for some friends with a 6 month old boy and it is made of Red Oak with exposed walnut dowels. The blocks are poplar. The corners are all rabbets reinforced with exposed dowels and the MDF bottom is rabbeted in with brads and glue for reinforcement. It is finished with mineral oil and 3 coats of clear shellac (light sanding with 300g between coats, light scuff with 400 after last coat to flatten the shine a bit, it looked too artificial). The Lid support is from Rockler and the handles from Amerock. The hinges (which I dont have a pic of) are hammered iron cabinet hinges which look great horizontal too!
This was my first project with a significant amount of hand-plane use and it turned out great. I am a very new woodworker but I already feel the heavy pull of handtools!!
-- That hoopy frood really knows where his towel is.