|Project by Bill Lattanzio||posted 02-17-2014 11:26 PM||2152 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Over the summer of 2013 I built a Dutch style tool chest for my hand tools. I found that while I loved the design, the chest I made was just too big, so I built a smaller version of it.
I used Aspen, which is nearly identical to Poplar. I went with Aspen because it was available in my area and because I was going to paint the project. The case is held together with dovetail and dado joinery. The back panels are tongue and groove joints and fastened with cut nails. The dovetails were sawn by hand, and the tongue and groove joints were made with a Lie Nielsen #48 tongue and groove plane. The dado was made using a table saw and dado stack, and the wood was prepared on the table saw with hand planes used to clean up the tooling marks. The paint is just a flat black craft paint. Cut nails were installed after the paint for decorative purposes as well as adding strength to the front panel and to the shelves/dado joint. Overall the case is 23 1/2” wide by 23 1/2” tall by 12 3/4” deep. The case took roughly 20 hours of time to build and assemble.
-- Bill L, PA, www.confusedwoodworker.wordpress.com I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.