Medieval coffer. sort of, pseudoMedieval chest

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Project by Lazy_K posted 187 days ago 723 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

based on pictures of surviving medieval coffers or chests. like this one:

with a Kreg jig, and a plywood bottom it was an easy and fast build, the carving took longer. The originals of this style are all done in oak.
the “leg” is 7” wide 1 x pine, there is @ 14” between legs. pocket screws and biscuits hold the center panel (1/2” thick) to the leg panel (3/4” thick)
The ends are an I pattern frame of 2×2’s with a 3/4” panel nailed to the inside

-- Kai SaerPren

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#1 posted 187 days ago

Pretty cool. That’s a style you don’t see much of here.

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#2 posted 186 days ago

The carving always takes more time. But just look at the personality added to make any project scream. Hey look at me now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great project and beautiful carving!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 186 days ago

Always fun to have a history lesson with the project. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 185 days ago

Very cool project…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 181 days ago

Cool build! Like the style, looks really sturdy and the carvings are great accents. Great job!

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