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Anyone interested in the chest plans feel free to contact me. I have a local place I get my lumber from that's very reasonable so the prices may fluctuate based on that, but it takes roughly 16 board feet to make minus the top. If a solid top it takes roughly 20 board feet. The ones I made out of oak I used a 3/4 in ply topped wrapped in solid oak banding that worked out with a 3/8 roundover. You can use rail and stiles for the panels or for flat panels I use 1/4 in. ply and a slotting bit on my router. The chest measures 22x42x18. A chest out of oak generally runs about $150 and cherry $175, I have made 3 this year, one as a hope chest for my 18 year old daughter and 2 for friends for their wives for Christmas. Rockler has brass plates that I have put on them with the names and Christmas 2009. Here's a material list to start:
16 to 20 bd ft lumber
2 boxes of tongue and groove cedar lining (takes almost the whole 30 sq ft.)
1 30 in. piano hinge
1 lid support
2 2x4 1/4 in. oak ply (if cherry, i used rockler for cherry veneer packs $15)
1 2x4 3/8 in MDF (for bottom)
KREG JIG and screws!!!

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Great looking chest Jason.  I made one too - one with raised panels.  I do not want to hijack your thread so I will start another with a pic of mine.  It was a free plan from Lowes!


Again - job well done - be proud!!!!

Great project, i would love to see the plans too if possible.

I just done a toy chest for a grandson, and now wanna ake a sorta of foot chest to sit at the foot of my bed. I would like to see the plans for the chest you are talking about. I didnt see the pic, kinda new to this site, so maybe I am not looking in the right place. My email address is



I would like a set of plans.  This is a very nice chest I would like to build for my daughter.  Thanks


Nice job!!  I like the style, and if it's easy, that's right up my alley.  Would you mind sending me the plans?  Thanks.
Can you resend to jaidubb @

Justin can you send me a copy at

I've been looking for the "right" plans for a while.  Can you send them to me please?

Thank you

I would also like a copy of your plans.
I would also like a copy of your plans.
I hope it isn't too late but can I get in on a copy of the chest plans? great job and the finished chest lokks first class. . .

Nice job! Please forward plans!  Thanks!

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