I sold my house two years ago, but before I moved I decided to use up the excess wood in my shop.
I couldn't take it with me so I cut it into parts and put together about 95 percet of the chest.
I gave it to my neighbor and said finish it up for your daughter.
Two years later while visiting my neighbor he said " hey Larry " come with me to the garage. There sitting in the corner was the chest- still not put together.
I said I'll be back next week and we will finish that chest.
I kind of felt guilty for not following through with the project.
Not everyone knows how to glue, assemble, stain and poly a project.
I had no plans for the chest, I just took measurements from a chest in one of the beddrooms.
It is made out of tongue and groove premium pine ( I cut off the tongue part). Then glued together.
His wife selected Colonial Maple and she put on two coats.
They put on five coats of wipe on satin minwax poly.
It was a fun project.
Moral to story:
Don't throw out excess wood.
Don't forget your neighbor.
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