|Project by Tokolosi||posted 08-03-2012 06:37 PM||1730 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I’m calling this a footlocker because if I called it a hope chest or something similiar my 12 year old son, for whom I made this would probably be miffed. Its his birthday in a few days (ok so his technically still 11) and I made him this as a gift. Life is a long journey and I hope through his adventures, happiness and prosperity he will find treasures to keep along the way. And maybe some of those he can store in this chest.
The frame and insert is oak reclaimed from a packing pallet. I had to add store bought sections for the panels. Its trimmed with Bubinga and finished with Danish oil. The interior is lined with aromatic Cedar.
Thank you for looking.
Happy Birthday B. I love you very much son! You are more than any father could ever hope to have in a boy.
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien