A Beautiful DIY Chest

The great thing about this DIY chest is that you can adjust the size to your specific needs.  You might want a larger size to store blankets at the end of your bed or shorter so you can rest your feet while sitting on the couch.  Paint it the color you like and add some stenciling then you have produced a one-of-a-kind piece.  Thanks Ana White.

My friend Whitney at Shanty2Chic wrote me about taking on a vintage styel chest or trunk build.  I can’t believe we haven’t posted one already.  We worked on plans together and came up with this beautiful trunk!

You’ll need a 1/2 sheet of plywood (Whitney used PureBond for the beauty and because it’s formaldehyde free) and then some base moulding, 1/4″ plywood for the base, a few 1×6 boards for the top, and of course pretty hardware.  I love that you can make it your own by using different moulding, hardware or a different finish!

Here’s from Whitney:

I love this new chest we created!  It’s so pretty and functional at the same time!  You can easily change up the hardware or throw a coat of paint on it and you give it a whole new look.  I think this is a great beginner Kreg Jig project for those of you still looking at yours in the box 😉  Thanks so much for teaming up with me on this one Ana!!

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Images from Ana White.

For further instructions go to Ana White.

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