|Project by DAC||posted 05-31-2013 08:47 PM||1269 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I scored four maple stair posts so I thought I would use them for legs on something and here is that something. I used for the first time the Kreg joinery system. It is not perfect but it is fast. Make sure you have what ever it is you are joining clamped firmly on the same plane or you can get some shift that will add to your sanding time to even things out.
The wood is Maple with some Zebra wood accents on the drawers. This chest is 48 inches high. That was determined by the posts. And it is 47 inches wide. That was determined by the amount of wood I had.
The Zebra wood design was made that way due to how much I had as a previous design used more than I had on hand and at $18.95 per bd I did not want to buy any more. I built this on the fly as what suited my taste and hope you all like it.
I used Cabot brand waterborne poly for a gloss finish and used 2 coats on the sides with 4 on the top. I just cut out 1/4 of the posts and that gave me an area to fasten the sides and back to.
I used my band saw to resaw some 4/4 maple for the drawers. The back and drawer botom material is some thin birch plywood. I did try to stain this maple but gave up as it looked terrible no mater what I did or what typ of stain I used. Besides I think it looks better natural.
-- Wood is a zen like experiance.