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Project by Mauricio posted 04-01-2014 03:26 AM 2576 views 10 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made another one of these chests. I like the proportions better than my first one since it is twice as wide as it is deep. 24”x12”.

Made of pine boards from HD and the case is joined with cut nails which are pretty fun to use. Makes construction much faster than drilling and plugging screws.

Surfaced with a cambered jack for texture, painted, distressed, and then aged with dark wax.

I got this one done in about 8hrs which was much faster than my first one. I encourage everyone to make one of these, they are a ton of fun to make.

Thanks for looking!

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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#1 posted 04-01-2014 03:28 AM

Nicely done my friend.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 03:51 AM

Good job. Very useful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 04:02 AM

Well done. What type of floor you working with there bud?

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 01:21 PM

Looks great, Mauricio! Wow, 8 hours is pretty darn fast. We could use a dozen of those…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 01:23 PM

Thanks fellas!

Thanks Shane, I’m ashamed to say (at least here on LJ) that it is laminate (Hawaiian koa). I wish I would have gone with real oak, I can deal with scratches on that, on laminate your screwed.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 01:25 PM

I thought it looked like something fancy. Laminate or not, it looks nice.

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 01:27 PM

Very nice Mauricio.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 04-01-2014 01:33 PM

Nicely done, Mauricio. It’s a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 04-01-2014 01:46 PM

Very cool! Something for me to think about.

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 01:56 PM

Another nice project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 02:07 PM

Really nice, great idea to use it as an end table.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 02:17 PM

I also like the proportions of this box Maur. Well done. I noticed the floor also but was not going to comment. Leave it to floor guys like me and Shane to notice something like that.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 02:17 PM

Great job Mauricio! Love it.

-- Cheers!

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#14 posted 04-01-2014 02:33 PM

Thanks for all the comments fellas. Go build yourself one. Because they are only 12” deep they tuck away in so many areas of the house. I kind of want to add a sliding till to this one for the remote controls and coasters.

Yeah with laminate floor they tell you its hard to scratch, turns out what is very good at scratching it is sand. With small kids and a sandbox in the back… not a good combo.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 04-01-2014 03:20 PM

Great looking chest Maur. An 8 hour project sounds great to me right about now.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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