Oak footlocker

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Project by LarryB posted 12-08-2014 08:45 PM 1913 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Building hope chests for 5 granddaughters, I needed a project to give to each of our 3 grandsons. I designed this ‘chest’ sort of a locker.
Planed the oak to 1/2” – 5/8” due to weight. placed 2 strips of walnut & one of maple as a design to set it off. The tray is walnut and only fills 3/4 of the opening so taller items can be placed on one end.
Used a golden oak stain and 3 coats of wipe on poly for durability.
It measures 17×17 x 28”. The angles & bevels on the lid were tricky! Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 12-08-2014 11:32 PM

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Matt Nudi

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 11:46 PM

Looks great! I hope they appreciate them because those are some nice chests. The inlay you did really has a nice contrast to it.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 12:02 AM

Awesome. Love the contrasting woods.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 02:37 AM

beautiful lockers/chests. the walnut and maple strips are a nice detail and I like the internal tray.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 12-09-2014 12:44 PM

Really nice, will last them for years.

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

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