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Project by Ironag posted 07-03-2012 12:39 PM 1792 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Chest I made for my nephew for a graduation present. He is a hands on guy and I wanted it to have the look of a Craftsman Tool Chest. The frame is pine painted red with Diamond Plate Panels and I mounted the chest on wheels to make it easy to roll around. The lid has a Diamond Plate insert set into it. I lined the inside with 1/4” Aromatic Cedar sheets and installed a tray with a Diamond Plate insert. It also has a 4” false bottom accessed from a poke hole from underneath. Has Black Faux Dovetails in the corners. Built it about 5 years ago just now posting. He loved it!

-- Chris- Homebuilder and Woodworker, Love the smell of cut wood.

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 02:26 PM

Nice take on the chest design. I haven’t seen cedar in sheets like that. Good use of the diamond plate.

-- Bennie Woods, US Navy, GUAM

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 02:40 PM

Thanks! First time I have used this aromatic sheet myself. Less expensive than my usual Aromatic T&G planks I use.

-- Chris- Homebuilder and Woodworker, Love the smell of cut wood.

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 07:36 PM

Way cool. Very good work.

-- Russ

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#4 posted 07-05-2012 11:55 PM

Dovetails meet diamond plate. 18th century meet 21st century. Cool chest. That would make a heck of a tool chest.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 12:46 AM

Very cool chest.well done.

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