Treasure Chest

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Project by nblazek posted 08-19-2014 10:41 PM 1773 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My nephew’s 1st birthday is coming up so I made this treasure chest to hold a set of blocks I picked up for him. I figure that eventually he’ll ditch the blocks, but I hope that he’ll keep the chest for small keepsakes that he picks up over the years.

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 02:44 PM

Very nice! Welcome to lumberjocks. I look forward to seeing many more of your projects.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 01:02 AM

That’s a great project. I was thinking of building my nephew who is older a trunk for Christmas. I would like to hear how you built it, including what techniques, materials and equipment you used.

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 02:03 AM

Thank you for the encouragement, jeffswildwood and ScottinVa. I used a table saw to rip some of the wood to one inch strips with a 6 degree bevel to create the curved top. I then used a band saw to cut out the sides of the top. The rest of the chest has miter joints holding it together. I cut dadoes into the sides and put in a floating bottom. I used brass hinges, hasp and handles to complete the project.

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#4 posted 08-24-2014 05:23 PM

I like it, you did a good job. Welcome to lumberjocks.

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#5 posted 03-24-2016 07:41 PM

I threw a treasure chest together for my nephew when he was 4 or 5 and really into pirates. I used whatever scrap pine I had on hand and my mother painted it to look distressed and a darker wood colour. I was pleasantly surprised last year when I noticed it in his bedroom. He is now 16.

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