Chuck Box (Part 2 - Heavyweight Class)

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Project by easiersaidthandone posted 08-08-2013 11:34 PM 16999 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While researching Chuck Boxes before my previous build, I came across another interesting design. This one was more like a toy box, but had dividers to hold the various stoves and lanterns. And as the author put it: ”...somehow a plastic tub filled with old classic equipment seemed….wrong.” This got me thinking about the box of old Coleman stoves and lanterns tucked away in the basement at my parents house. So I decided that those items needed a better place to live that would double as protection in the event that they are ever to be transported and used again.

So here it is. Just a box made of pine 1×4 boards that are biscuited and glued together. The top and bottom are salvaged cedar boards. The divider is just some 1/2” plywood. The finish is tung oil and the hinges are “trunk hinges” from menards.

The green Coleman stove and lantern are my dad’s and the other stove and lantern were my grandfather’s. The only downside of this project is that is HEAVY -as in almost a two man lift. Other than that I am happy with the way it turned out.

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#1 posted 08-09-2013 03:15 PM

My dad also had some of this Coleman camping gear. What a great idea – makes them accessible and possibly used again! Very nice design and construction.

-- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. However, when you can, you should with wood!

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 02:27 PM

Those heirlooms and mementos deserve a great and sturdy storage and you made one. Great job!

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