So for Christmas every year me and my wife make each other gifts. I spend all year thinking of what I'm going to make her. Since we've got married she has asked for a hope chest or blanket chest every year. So this year that's what I wanted to make her.
Because money is tight I just used a piece of plywood. I got a nicer quality so it wouldn't look like crap when it was done.
After I cut out the box pieces I cut a grove for the bottom of the chest out so it would look super clean once put together.
The box went together way better than I thought it was going to. I always think something will go amiss once I start.
This is exactly how I wanted the inside of the box to look. Clean and nice.
This is the trim for the lid. I routered the bottom with a grove like so, so you could lift the lid easier.
I had to use my work shop to stain because it got to cold in my garage shop. It was nice because they have a overhead heater and more space.