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I wanted to try something different than my previous blanket chests. So, I went with a half lap design. All exposed joinery. Floating hardwood 3/4" plywood bottom. Table saw cove cut on the lid. No stain as it was made to match the loft bed build I made previously. The total cost is a few cents under $70 for materials. Here is a video covering the entire build. Have a great weekend folks!

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Good job on this. Your tutorial is excellent.
 

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That's really nice. Thanks for posting it. I may actually have everything I need to start tackling something like this over the weekend.
 

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I thought your tutorial was excellent. I learned several things from it. I do hope you plan to install some mechanism to prevent the lid from slamming onto little fingers as the lid looks quite heavy. In fact, the whole thing looks quite heavy but very well built. Definitely putting this on my list of projects for the future though I think I may thin the wood to reduce the weight. Overall, well done.
 

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Monte - Thanks!

William - Nice. Post some pics if you do!

Tim - Your welcome. Thanks for watching.

Wrobe - I'm glad that you found some useful knowledge. Learn from everything you do! I do plan on putting some lid supports on but I haven't gotten around to doing so. I have been incredibly busy with non shop related items and just wanted to get the video done. The project has been done for a couple weeks now and I didn't feel like waiting any longer. Thanks for watching!
 

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That chest turned out super. I'm a big fan of half laps as well. That chest will never come apart!

And a great tutorial video! Nice work on the chest and the video. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
 
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