|Project by John Welch||posted 10-14-2013 10:40 AM||1270 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
I’m new to woodworking, and this was my first build. I’ve done a fair amount of home projects, flooring, trim, birdhouses, etc..
The chest is poplar and birch ply, finshed with GF Georgian Cherry gel stain, and topped with Arm-R-Seal. I used Rockler’s torsion hinges, I mortised the lip to fit the front of the hinge.
The project took much more time than I was anticipating! I did this in my one car garage, and I lack a planer or jointer, so everything was dimensioned by hand with some flea market find planes that I cleaned up.
I applied a pre-stain, but still got some splotching, I think by trying to get everything perfect, I definitely over sanded in spots, but a lot of lessons were learned for sure!
Looking forward to the next project!
-- -- John Welch - Lowell, Massachusetts