|Project by StephenSC||posted 08-18-2012 10:29 PM||780 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Built this for my granddaughter Kloe for Christmas 2012. I know, it’s a bit before Christmas, but I have to move it out of my garage, so I can build another granddaughter a bed. Took about 3 months total. Almost had version one done before I knocked it off of sawhorses with the automatic garage door, and it broke a foot off. Since the feet run the six foot length of the chest, I could not repair and keep the style like I wanted. Lots of 5/4 white oak, sides are plywood white oak. This was built from the plans (sort of) of Doctor White’s Chest by Thomas Moser. I bought his book, but mostly used his dimensions and a picture, modified to suit me. He sells them for $10,800, and I have just over $500.00 in wood. I am very happy with it. Made enough mistakes to ensure I keep my amateur woodworker status. Now I have the damaged model to fix up as a tool chest. I’ll be back in the garage as soon as the thermometer drops below 100 (but it’s a dry heat).
-- Stephen, Riverside. If it's worth building, it's worth making it real heavy.