… and makin’ sure it fits under the bench where it will live.
A while back I found some nice wide popular at the lumber yard, so I scooped it up for this project. It’s just under an inch thick and 15″ to 16″ wide. I’ll be making the Dutch Tool Chest from this wood which is the same chest in the October 2013 Popular Wood Working Magazine. My plan is to have it live under the end of my bench.
So in order for it to fit and sit on 2 1/2″ wheels (simulated by scrap wood in the picture) is ends up being almost exactly the same height as the chest described in the magazine article. BUT .. since I have just shy of 15″ wide stock, I’ll be making it a bit wider (Chris’ is made with 1″x 12″ Home center lumber aka 3/4″ x 11 1/2″). It’ll be the Chubby Dutch. 😉
I’m hopin’ this will be a quick project, but I have a way of turn short project into epic journeys so we’ll see.