Each piece is a seperate component that can be manipulated and measure individually. This Hope Chest was based on the plans provided by American Woodworker.
A simple wooden treasure chest can be built in an afternoon with some common tools and inexpensive lumber. Here are some steps to show you how its done.
The display cabinet is sized just right to make a great tool cabinet for those special hand tools you want to keep accessible and protected. These are some of the ideas we came up with to hold our tools inside the cabinet. This alternate design option is available to download in this Online Extra.
When you first look at this jewelry chest, it is hard to know where to focus your attention. The elegant, veneered lid opens to reveal a beveled mirror and a divided tray. Below this are a couple of mitered-front drawers with more intricately divided compartments. And to top it all off, the chest rests on a graceful stand. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
At the link you can follow along and use the free plans to build this handsome keepsake chest box.
Cutting diagram only for this storage bench project as it appears from Workbench Magazine Issue #298.
A prototype in cheap wood for a future project in walnut. Standard six-board construction with nailed leather hinge. Pattern taken from chest on the Mary Rose, including spandrels in front.
This treasure chest measures 12 X 7 X 8 1/2 inches. I used a vacuum form mold to make the curved top and dove tails for the joinery.
Here is a practical spice chest and planter of Pennsylvania Dutch design.
Build this graceful chest of drawers with the full instructions provided by WoodCentral.