Portable cedar chests

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Project by grace123 posted 12-24-2012 11:04 PM 1340 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here three out of six small cedar chests I made for Christmas presents. They are going to my mother, my sisters, and my four children and their spouses. The chest is made from red oak. I lined each chest with aormatic cedar. Inside each chest is a tray which rests in the top third of the chest. The chest rests on ogee bracket feet. The handles are aged bronze. The hinges and chain are brass.

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 11:18 PM

Very nice. Good job

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 11:27 PM

what is the size?

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 12:10 AM

Nice work. Great boxes.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 12:57 AM

The dimensions are 11 inches high, 16 inches long, 13 inches deep.

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 01:59 AM

They turned out great. What method did you use to make the bracket feet ? I really want to start using them on some of the boxes I make in the future.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 02:15 AM

They are really nice I like the mini size of them.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 02:27 AM

fantastic gifts and a wonderful build.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 04:44 AM

To rtbrmb: I used this link for the pattern to make my bracket ogee feet:

And this is the link for instructions for how to make the feet themselves:

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