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Project by jaysonic posted 07-15-2012 12:39 AM 937 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I’d definitely consider myself a beginner woodworker, and I rediscovered my love of it when my wife needed a toybox for all my daughters stuff. This is my first project since shop class in highschool. I definitely got inspiration from fellow LJs, but I had no plan, I just made it as I went. I now see several areas that I would have done differently, but I suppose that’s all part of learning. I still need to put handles, the supports underneath the lid, and a mechanism that stops the lid from tilting to far backwards. I didn’t want ‘floating panels’ as I wanted to try something a little harder, so every panel fits into a slot on the horizontal and vertical pieces of the frame. I finished with 2 coats watco danish oil, and 5 miniwax wipe on poly. I had tons of fun building this! Thanks to everyone that had no idea they were helping me, haha.

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 01:56 AM

Those people have helped us all. Nice looking chest.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 02:19 PM

Looks great, well done. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 06:00 PM

Thanks guys!

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 10:10 AM

Looks good, always something new to learn or try with woodworking.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 05:14 PM

It is pine? Really looks great man – congrats.

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#6 posted 08-17-2012 03:16 AM

Thanks Jesse, it’s actually all cedar. I build with what I find – all recycled cedar from my work.
This is the supports beneath the lid.

Just a quick pic of the pocket screws I had never done before.

As you can see, my wife has filled it already!

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