Porch Bench-Box

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Project by Napaman posted 05-03-2021 12:05 AM 677 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this to sit in the porch…look pretty and hide packages when delivered. I enjoyed this project, especially figuring out the latch mechanism. Finished with spar varnish: 3 coats on the top and 1 on box. Top: walnut and mahogany. Latch: Purple Heart, mahogany and walnut. Box: maple ply.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 05-03-2021 12:14 AM

That should hopefully deter the porch pirates. Really nice looking addition!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-03-2021 12:21 AM

Nice looking box, hope it don’t get stolen.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 05-03-2021 01:08 AM

looks nice but here in socal that ain’t gonna fool no geg48 said i hope they dont take the box along with whats in it ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 05-03-2021 02:24 AM

Nice work.

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#5 posted 05-03-2021 03:07 AM

Beautiful work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 05-03-2021 02:54 PM

That’s a great looking chest and a good idea.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 05-03-2021 04:14 PM

Well done Matt. Nice project and some beautiful walnut.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 05-03-2021 08:11 PM

It’s that or tie a 160# Rottweiler to the porch, and give the delivery guys the biscuits.

Nice box.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 05-03-2021 09:11 PM

Very nice build , really like the top

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#10 posted 05-04-2021 03:26 PM

Love that clasp. I have a toybox waiting in my shop for the grandparents to come pick it up, and I may have to add something like that to it…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#11 posted 05-06-2021 01:49 AM

Nothing like a pretty and useful chest

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