I found a stack of wood on the side of the road, a futon frame (I think) and some pine. A Viking chest (inspired by the Mastermyr chest) has been in the plans for awhile and since I tend to make most mistakes on my first one of anything, I decided to make the first one from recycled pine.
Here is the basic construction of the original.
image from: http://www.angelfire.com/wy/svenskildbiter/Viking/vikchest.html
Mine has dadoes/grooves for the bottom instead of rabbets & tenon.
Mine is not tapered (but the next one will be).
Front and back on mine are full laps (this may change on the next one).
Inside of lid on mine is not scooped out.
Upside down view of the bottom:
Bottom and ends:
Sides on. Thought I had superglued all the knots but missed one, it went flying and was lost.
All together for dry fit:
Instead of nailing or pegging the joints like the original, I think I will just use screws and plug the holes.
Open to any thoughts or feedback.