|Project by Terry Ferguson||posted 04-19-2013 01:36 AM||1284 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Small Chest (10 1/2” wide, 17” long, 14” high) made from very low quality birch boards found on a pallet. As I machined these boards, some would fracture and split into pieces. I liked the rustic look and contrasting color in them enough to spend some time repairing, reconstructing, inserting dutchmen, and filling with epoxy. Vertically stacked boards, joined with biscuits, lapped at corners with 1/4” overhang, screwed and plugged. Coopered lid with thinner boards, screwed and plugged, integral handles on each end. One advantage to using boards in a state of decay is that they are bone dry and while still strong, they have lost weight. The chest is a very light 14 pounds.
Local jewelry box master builder, Scot Quartucy, inspired me to experiment with a small sized chest and there was just enough of the birch to complete the project.
Natural Danish Oil, water bourne polyurethane
-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon