Posted 5 years ago
Awhile ago I posted this as an old chest. Through emails and talking with others I have learned a lot.
It is of Scandavian origin. The iron was hand forged and layered.
It is made out of only 3 pieces of wood: 1 the lid, 2 the bottom, and 3 the entire side is made of one piece of wood.
On the bottom there are no screws at all, the entire bottom is held on with hand cut wooden pegs that are about 2 inches long. I was able to carefully pull one out to take pictures because I was curious. It went right back in.
The coolest part is that if you run your hand down the side you can feel how the wood has expanded around the wooden pegs. Someone had painted it white and then spray canned it black. I did the very best I could without losing the integrity of it ( I hope). There are deep scratches where the lock was. And the back part of the lock on the inside was ripped out. I have pics.
The paint was a nightmare. I think it's looks awesome, and I love the grain of the wood. The sides and lid were made with the heart of the tree. The lid is just under an inch thick. The chest is 23 inches long, 13 1/2 inches wide, and 9 inches tall.
I'm very happy with how it turned out and I'm happy to be done with it. Anyone see Star Wars 7? I'm putting Anakins lightsaber in it because it reminds me slightly of the one from the movie.