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Storage Chest Part 3: Traditional Model - Adding the Trim, Top and Finish

So far, we created the ends, front, and back assemblies for our storage chest. Then, we attached those assemblies together, added the interior pieces, and put on all four sides, plus the bottom. If you missed the last sections, you can watch them at https://www.Lowes.CreativeIdeas.com/ShopClass. In this video, we're adding raised panel to get a more traditional looking chest. First create a top lip for the side pieces. Take a quarter round and cut to length. Cut a 45 degree angle on the ends of the quarter round on the miter saw. Do this for all 4 pieces, 2 shorter ones for the sides, and 2 longer ones for the front and back. Place the pieces inside and attach with glue and nails. Next we need to design the top. Cut the top from a piece of plywood on the table saw. Create an edge for the top by cutting the nosing. Again, cut 45 degree angles on the miter saw, glue and attach with nails. Attach the hinge filler plate with glue and nails. To get the traditional look of a chest, you will need to cut panels and trim for each section. To do so, cut the 6 panels on the table saw and cut the trim on the miter saw to get the 45 degree angle. Once the 24 pieces of trim are cut (4 per panel) you are ready to install. Attach with glue and nails. Before attaching the top of the chest, fill in all nail holes with paintable wood filler and sand down. Wipe down with a cloth. Depending on your preference, it is now time to paint or stain your chest. Be sure to prime before you paint! Finally, attach the top of the chest. Measure the hinge to 32 inches and cut down with a hack saw. Attach to the lid and the hinge filler plate with screws. For the other videos in this series visit https://www.Lowes.CreativeIdeas.com/ShopClass Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
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