I started building this cedar lined chest on March 6th, 2008 for my son Chris and finished it April 8th, 2008. The chest is made out of walnut for the base cabinet and ash was used for the raised panels which actually raise about one quarter of an inch above the base cabinet.
Parts are in the glue up clamps to keep them from warping while doing other work
Front, back and ends
It's a box
It's still a box
Sanding out the lid
The lid has wet Danish oil (it shines)
The box was in Danish oiled the day before and has the satin finish that the box will be until it has the polyurethane gloss finish put on.
The finished chest
The chest was delivered to my son's house in San Antonio