Outdoor Storage Chest

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Project by codysmith posted 12-08-2008 06:02 AM 2867 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first woodworking project in years. Trying to get back in the swing of things with limited space (no room for a table saw). This was constructed almost entirely of pocket hole (Kreg) joinery on 1×4’s. I wanted to keep it a light as possible. Used a pre-stain conditioner on pine then a dark walnut stain. Since it is going to be outside I added Minwax’s Outdoor Clearshield. Looking for suggestions on a handle or knob to make opening it a little easier.

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#1 posted 12-08-2008 06:16 AM

Nice project. Looks great.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 06:18 AM

welcome to lumberjocks … good looking project

you might consider making your own wood handle … maybe out of white oak

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 12:21 PM

Nice looking chest. For a handle, I can’t make a specific recommendation, but should direct you to Lee Valley. They’ve got a huge selection and I’m sure you’ll find something you like.

With me, the biggest problem with Lee Valley is that I have a harder time trying to pick just one ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#4 posted 12-08-2008 01:28 PM

Welcome to LJs. I’d look at Lee Valley too. Look for an antique look, that chest looks like it’s a hundred years old. That’s a complement. It’s looks pretty cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 12-08-2008 01:48 PM

I agree with the antique look comments above. That will really accent this chest.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 12-08-2008 06:49 PM

A great looking chest.

It’s almost a shame to put this outside.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 12-09-2008 03:44 PM

Great project!

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