1) Submitted by
Brad Barnhart, from St. Francis , KS
I made this chest for a wedding gift. I thought some of the techniques were a little out dated, but, I changed some things, & it still turned out excellent! I used a brown cedar for the exterior & lid. I lined it with aromatic cedar fresh cut from Nebraska. The lining pieces were 6" wide x 1/4" & worked ok. I glued the pieces in and then nailed them with an air nailer. I changed the placement of the dust seal on the lid, & also added handles to each side made out of alder. The plans said to use boiled linseed oil for the finish, but I decided against that, & used Minwax fast drying clear coat. I put three coats on, & it looks great!!
2) Submitted by
Robert hampton, from Mt. Carmel, PA.
Plan was laid out well. It could have more measurements for some of the details. I made chest out of pine panels sold by lowe's and stained it using minswax products. finished it with semi gloss polyurthane. Lined chest with cedar closet liner 1/4 inch. It will be used as a shower gift for my daughter. I will use other plans in to make a wedding gift.
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