This was my first chest to build. I do not have a reliable way of making mortise and tennon joinery yet nor floating panels so as you can tell most of my builds are with pocket hole screws. This is simply a pine skeleton with fitted panels inside giving the apearance of floating panels. This chest was made for my wife’s grandmother Ruth. The project was started around Thanksgiving and was intended to be her Christmas present. Unfortunately, cancer took her from us shortly before Christmas so she was never able to recieve the gift. My wife’s mother has it now. The skeleton is pine, plywood is pine, and lid is a “project panel” from Lowes. Finished with PolyShades.
-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com