Hi fellow woodworker friends, just thought l would see if about to do below project correctly?
A lady emailed me wants on a low budget, a hope chest that she can also use as a coffee table.
she wants it to be 18 inches across x 24 inches deep x 36 inches long with no legs.
So l thought l would use 4 – 1 1/2’’ x 1 1/2’’ x 24’’ high corner inside blocks and fasten the front/back and end panels from inside to secure the panels.
Then about 1-2’’ up from bottom of 4 panels attach 1’’ x 1’’ cleats to secure bottom panel floor.
for the lid dowel/glue boards together to make lid 1 inch overhand all 4 sides.
I had thought maybe to dowel and glue as well side and end panels would this be secure enough?
And buy 2 lid supports to hold lid up when open, and use a 36 inch x 1 1/2’’ piano brass hinge to hold lid on to back panel.
Buy some type of fancy handle to put on top of lid and though she doesn’t want legs, thought if she was ok with it l suggested putting on 4 bun type feet.
Would l be best to pre drill and use screws or brad nails with air nailer?
She doesn’t want finished just left plain l guess of cost though wouldn’t be much more.
I am looking foreword to your advise, direction please correct me on the above if l am planning this wrong and add any info that will help me to make this best it can be made.
I will only learn if l am corrected by those who have years of experience, as l am a beginner wet behind the ears as my dad used to say when learning.
Thanks in advance to all who are willing to direct me threw this, as well as say hey that would not be good etc then tell me what would be best.