treasure chest made from scrap

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Project by Thesepaperwings posted 09-21-2014 03:52 PM 1453 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everyone keeps posting these amazing treasure chests, so I thought it would be fun to make one for my son. This was not meant to be a keepsake box that he treasures for all time, just something fun for him to play with.

The whole thing is made from a scrap piece of pine that I had used a while back in an experiment. The only screw’s in it are holding on the hinge and handles, the rest is lots of clamping.

The wood already has scree holes in it and some major gouges so I decided to go with a heavily used finish.

Total investment was about $1.50 for the hinge, the rest was scraps and old handles.

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 05:02 PM

Nicely done. Your son will still treasure it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-22-2014 05:44 AM

Nice job, I too make treasure chests and trunk out of reclaimed wood, but I have never made a lid like yours. Well done

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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