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Project by Mauricio posted 144 days ago 1213 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 144 days ago

Nicely done my friend.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 144 days ago

Good job. Very useful.

-- 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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#3 posted 144 days ago

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

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#4 posted 143 days ago

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 143 days ago

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 143 days ago

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

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#7 posted 143 days ago

Very nice Mauricio.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 143 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 143 days ago

Very cool! Something for me to think about.

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#10 posted 143 days ago

Another nice project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#11 posted 143 days ago

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

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#12 posted 143 days ago

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 143 days ago

Great job Mauricio! Love it.

-- Cheers!

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 143 days ago

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 143 days ago

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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