Hey, I posted this project a few weeks ago. Toy Box Thanks for the positive feedback, but now lets get serious. This was my first attempt from conception to finish. Starting my second.
First, I like the wood combo too.
I made four symmetrical raised panels and glued and screwed them together, in the corners with my trusty Kreg Pocket hole jig.
I cut a groove in the bottom of the panels for the floor and had to miter a piece of molding around the bottom to cover up the rabbit groove on the ends.
I think the construction is solid but I also feel like I took a pretty easy path.
The curly walnut top is gorgeous but it seems out of place with the rest of the box. I like the interior elements. But the appearance of the chest seems a little off to look at.
I’ve been commissioned to build another. I would like to make it more appealing to the eye design wise.
For example maybe corner posts that would raise it off the floor. How would I attach the panels? Should I stay away from the raised panel and maybe just make some flat ones? I was thinking of doing the new one completely out of Curly Cherry and using some of the sapwood as a design element. I want to buy a 24” Akeda dovetail jig so bad for this project I could bite my face off. (know what I mean)
You can not hurt my feelings, (they are constantly being suppressed beer ;)
My Fellow Lumberjocks I ask you Refine this Design!
-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott