How do you build a cedar chest?


To build a cedar chest, it's best to use a kit or choose a design plan with detailed instructions. The process essentially involves constructing the body of the chest and attaching the lid with a hinge mechanism. For anything but the most basic designs, you will need power tools for the finer details.
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1. Purchase the lumber. A quick way to build a cedar chest is to use cedar decking and pre-cut cedar boards that have been planed. Get three pieces of 1" x 6" cedar decking
1. Cut four pieces of same-thickness scrap plywood, 2-feet by 4-feet. Cut two pieces 2-feet by 2-feet. The larger boards will make the top of the lid, front, back and bottom and the
1. Determine how many pushups you can do. Do standard pushups until exhaustion occurs. Once you know your limits, you will be able to tailor a workout schedule to your own abilities
1. Contact Tlingit councils and ask for the names or contact information on Tlingit builders and artisans. Places to start this process include the Skagway Tribla Council at
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How to Make a Cedar Chest
Cedar chests are wonderful storage for blankets or clothes but they can be much more than that. A cedar chest can be a hope chest or a treasured family heirloom passed down from generation to generation. Think of a cedar chest as a wedding present or... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
Cedar chests aren't very difficult to make. You will need a countersink bit, hinges, wood putty and several other things for this project. You can find more info at:
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