Nails, baby nails!!

So a friend of mine wanted to build a toy chest for his daughter and asked for my help.  So I suggested the six board chest since its a pretty quick project and he agreed.  Turned out it was the right level of effort and its coming together fairly quickly.  

The amazing part about this chest is that its cross grain construction and we’ve yet to use any glue.  Its made of quarter sawn vertical grain Douglas Fir, but vertical grain  was an aesthetic choice not a construction need. The chest depends on nails to hold it and keep it together.

Here’s a couple of progress shots.

Wanna know how to build one?  This DVD will give you all the details:

New DVD: Six Board Chest