chest /window seat

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Project by uutank posted 07-20-2008 08:54 PM 2575 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project I did several years ago. The customer informed it needed to be strong since he wanted to be able to sit on it yet he wanted to store things in it as well. The lid also needed to be child proof since he has a 3 year old grandson.
It needed to have a country feel to it so I choose birch plywood with pine trim. I decided to use oak legs that
simply screwed into a metal plate on the underside of the chest. Since there was no other oak on this project I decided to ” hide them” behind some decorative ends I made on the band saw.
I also couldn’t bring myself to simply butt the corners ( I guess that is what you call them) so I added a mitered molding to the inside which I think gives it a bit of class.
It also needed to hold a cushion and thus the reason for the lip around the edge. I also added child proof lid stays I found at lee valley tools.

-- Ray,VA

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#1 posted 07-20-2008 09:18 PM

Very Nice!!


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#2 posted 07-20-2008 09:42 PM

Nice one. Looks very good.

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#3 posted 07-20-2008 11:29 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 07-21-2008 03:03 AM

I like it Ray…. What were the overall dimensions….My wife recently asked for something similar. :)

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#5 posted 07-22-2008 10:48 AM

Nice design and detail. Great job on this one. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#6 posted 11-13-2008 09:28 PM

I am trying to make something similar. If you could send me any help, I would appreciate it. Dimensions, helpful hints? thanks so much! Sly

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