Second cedar chest of the season

This is my second cedar chest of the year.

This one is smaller (33x23x15) than the first that I completed in August, and the joinery is different. I used three-inch wide planks of cedar and put them together so that they made finger joints at each corner.

But like the first cedar chest, the wood comes from a log that we sawed with our sawmill.

I tried something a little different with the top and the bottom. I glued together some random pieces, most of which had 45-degree angles. I like the way that turned out.

Cedar is great wood to work with and, of course, its aroma is wonderful.



About Jim Stovall

Jim Stovall teaches journalism at the University of Tennessee.


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