Medieval coffer. sort of, pseudoMedieval chest

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Project by Lazy_K posted 02-26-2014 07:57 PM 2951 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

based on pictures of surviving medieval coffers or chests. like this one:

with a Kreg jig, and a plywood bottom it was an easy and fast build, the carving took longer. The originals of this style are all done in oak.
the “leg” is 7” wide 1 x pine, there is @ 14” between legs. pocket screws and biscuits hold the center panel (1/2” thick) to the leg panel (3/4” thick)
The ends are an I pattern frame of 2×2’s with a 3/4” panel nailed to the inside

-- Kai SaerPren

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 08:15 PM

Pretty cool. That’s a style you don’t see much of here.

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#2 posted 02-27-2014 01:21 AM

The carving always takes more time. But just look at the personality added to make any project scream. Hey look at me now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great project and beautiful carving!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 02:52 AM

Always fun to have a history lesson with the project. Good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 03:55 PM

Very cool project…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 03-04-2014 05:15 PM

Cool build! Like the style, looks really sturdy and the carvings are great accents. Great job!

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