|Project by RangerPMac||posted 07-15-2012 12:49 AM||3839 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
Well folks – as a frequent stalker I have finally decided to post a project.
My wife has asked for several years for me to build a storage box for our pool deck. I decided on cedar and started looking for plans. After literally months of looking on and off, I found a very simple plan in the form of a Lowe’s video. I found a local store that would sell me rough cut cedar lumber, purchased a JET planer/jointer combo and let it all sit in my two-car garage for over a year.
Three weeks ago I started milling the lumber and cutting to size. This process probably took me 20+ hours. I spend as much time moving golf clubs and bicycles out of the way as I spend making sawdust…and I’m sloooow :)
I used Kreg pocket hole screw joinery, TiteBond II and brad nails for most of the construction. To my surprise it has become very stable and sturdy. I made a TON of sawdust with my JET jointer/planer and to be honest it was fun!
I recently received General Finishes Outdoor Oil and I intend on finish sanding to 150 grit and giving the oil a try. After I fill braid nail holes first of course.
I really appreciate the skill most here demonstrate with ease and realize I do not have a finished project yet…but I have been biting at the bullet to post something worthy of you and most of my skill is self taught and amateurish.
Thank you for looking and I will post something of the finished chest.
-- Patrick - Katy, Texas