|Project by ADHDan||posted 02-18-2014 03:40 PM||785 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I made this cedar chest as a wedding gift for a friend. The cedar was all scrap and cull from big-box stores and other sources. After a few trips through the planer and some sanding, it cleaned up nicely and looked great. I finished it with a few coats of varnish. The cedar isn’t aromatic, but the chest could of course be lined with tongue-and-groove inserts.
This was my first ever attempt at frame-and-panel constructions, and that part didn’t turn out quite as nice as I’d hoped (I had to reinforce the joints with dowels) but fortunately my mistakes are hidden, and the recipients are very happy with it. Since they are good friends, it meant more to them that I took the time to make them a handmade gift and they know that I’m still learning this art.
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.