|Project by Ribeye||posted 286 days ago||1165 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
Here is a pair of small keepsake chests that I made for my daughters. They are about 20” x 12” x 14” in size. I used some beautiful air dried walnut that I picked up from a local farmer. The chests are based on the ones from American Woodworker Magazine a while back, but adapted to fit the size of my boards. The lid is coopered and rounded with a handplane, and there are box joints all around. I used antique brass hinges, and a half mortise lock from Horton Brasses. I bought handles too, but they just seemed too small to hold up, so I left them off for now. At the last minute, I decided to put in a sliding tray, and it turned out great. I think the tray was definitely worth the effort.
Thanks for looking!