Woodworking Project Paper Plan to Build Raised Panel Hope Chest
Create an heirloom for your family when you build this beautifully styled chest in the Early American tradition. The project features raised panels on three sides and a simple scrolled base. The plan is very versatile, however, as you could easily replace the raised panels with solid pieces and a quick change of scroll work will each give the chest the look of a more traditional cedar "hope" chest. It is a very useful piece of furniture for storing blankets, linens, games, or any number of things and it also makes a great graduation gift. If desired, it can be lined with aromatic red cedar, cedar flakeboard, or made from solid cedar.
All joinery is shown in actual size, curved workpieces are all in full size and you can measure and trace straight from the drawing. A bill of materials doubles as an exact cutting list, there is a detailed exploded diagram, and all hardware requirements are provided.
NOTE: The exploded diagram is so detailed that project specific assembly instructions are not provided.
Size: 21" D x 44" W x 21" H