A Fancier Base for a 6-board Chest

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While the six-board chest is a simple form, there are some variants that make the chest look more high-style, like it might have a fancy bracket-foot base.

Today I decided to convert the chest I built for the Alabama Woodworkers Guild into one of these fancier chests. I removed the moulding that returned down the sides of the chest (see the video here), and made some base pieces to fit under the moulding.

98-01I also removed the crappy hinges I installed in Alabama. One leaf of each hinge was entirely too long. Today I installed iron Lee Valley unequal strap hinges, which look better. Unfortunately, I have some work ahead of me to hide the screw holes from the earlier hinge set.

I also installed a vintage crab/grab lock, which I picked up on eBay for $30 (gloat).

So far, I like the enclosed base, but I don’t…

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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2 Responses to A Fancier Base for a 6-board Chest

  1. deryk says:

    Nice, I was thinking of building a chest for the foot of my bed…I think I will be giving this a shot!

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