|Project by Tom Godfrey||posted 06-11-2012 05:30 PM||1934 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This is the real deal when it comes to a Cedar Chest. It’s all cedar. Most of it is built with 3/4 inch. The corner post are 1 1/2×1 1/2 thick along with the bottom pieces. Those are 1 1/2 thick and 4 inches wide.
This makes for a strong chest that should last several lifetimes. Made a few mistakes this being my first chest. I used the Kregg pocket hole system and not knocking this system but I did learn you need to use glue as well as the screws on something like this. Note: if you do use glue be sure and keep a wet cloth close so you can wipe off the excess glue from the cedar. Otherwise its hard get those stain marks off after the glue tries. Even sanding doesn’t take it all off.
Used clear poly all except the inside. You want to keep the aromatic cedar smell so don’t poly, paint or do anything to the inside. Just my opinion.
Thanks for checking this out.
-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (firstname.lastname@example.org)