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A young couple with a passel of small kids just moved into town after having lost their jobs in the big city. Some friends of theirs helped them find work out here in the boonies.

They literally lost everything so I thought it would be nice for them to have a small starting piece of furniture to start over. This chest design is not high art or a finally crafted piece. Its a piece of furniture you can build in a weekend using dimensional lumber (10 - 6'x6"x1" boards) from any big box store. I have one that is going on 25 years and no issues.

Over the years I have made dozens of these chests for gifts, raffles, and prizes. They are all butt joints and pretty much slapped together. The only tools you must have is a hand saw and the ability to cut straight (plus a screwdriver to install the hinges). Since I can not cut straight with a hand saw I use my backup power tools to actually do the job.

I was going to document the process of slapping this together but forgot to takes pictures after about an hour. You can get into woodworking mode and the rest of the world disappears.

It was nice to be able to do something for these folks.

Dimensions: 29.5 " wide x 19.5 deep x 20.75" tall. material is hd whitewood.
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mighty fine...
nice clean lines...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I like that a lot . Nice work Oscar

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Great work, Oscar, and very kind of you!

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Like a good neighbor, Oscar is there! A good kindness beyond some pieces of wood...
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Very thoughtful Oscar & a good looking item too.Well done. James.JJ

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That will make a great seat too and a place to stack things on top. I could think of all sorts of things, Like a wood /kindling box for the fire place, and chest for shoes in the hall for those that remove their shoes in the house,even out on the deck to store BQ tools etc.
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Gents, thank you. Really fast and simple project but hopefully the family can use it. If nothing else they can sell it for some cash if needed.
@herb , it is big enough for a coffee table. Not really a good seat due to the construction (glue and butt joints).

The design has several variations and it can be gussied up to make it look fancy.

Edit: This variation could be used for a seat. I normally leave the gap for the lid if I know there are small kids around. If no kids then no gap.
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Very nice Oscar thanks for showing us.

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