|Project by jwicks||posted 12-28-2012 09:24 PM||4229 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
I built this six board toy chest, during the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s made out of pine boards that I bought at the big box. Each of the six boards is made up of two edge glued boards to get the desired width. For the design I basically copied Chris Schawrz’s sketchup design.
I decided to use wood from the big box in order to save the time of dimensioning my own from rough pine lumber from the lumber yard. In retrospect I bet I spent more time picking through the boards to find reasonably straight and twist free boards, and fiddling to make relatively flat panels without removing any more thickness, since they started out at 3/4”.
The rabbets and dados were done with hand tools, the ogees in the end panels were cut on the bandsaw, and the moulding was done with a router. I used Tremont cut nails to join the parts, no glue, and clinched the nails on the battens into the top to help keep it relatively flat.
The finish is General Finishes Coastal Blue milk paint, followed by General Finishes PolyAcrylic Flat sprayed on with an HVLP gun.
It was a fun and relatively quick project. It provided good practice at hand cut dadoes and rabbets. If I build another I’d like to try making the moulding with a moulding plane and cutting the curves by hand as well.