Showing posts from August, 2015

Cedar storage box

OK, so this project is a lot like the elm hassock just posted. Dimensions are very similar (14" x 14" x 15" high), but instead of blind mitered dovetails it uses blind mitered box joints. Not sure that change saved me any time, but that was the hope. This box includes a lid with a raised panel that added some steps. It will not receive a finish. 

Elm hassock

Elm was a wood I had not worked with so when I came across it at an urban salvage yard, I bought some. The main board was 1 1/8" x 14" x 8' rough. After picking out the best section of it, I ended up with a piece about 60" long. My objective was to attempt mitered blind dovetail corners all around and learn about working elm.