Hope-chest from reclaimed wood – part 4: Case assembly

In this blog entry I will show how the hope-chest case was glued together. 

1. The sides were glued to the bottom and await the next stage: dropping on the two end parts.

2. Here are pictures of the corner joint between the leg, the side, and bottom panel.

3. The end pieces are being dropped over.

4. Clamping the parts: Since I did not have a sufficient number of long clamps I had to improvise something. I used the longest clamps I had and connected them jaw to jaw.

Next time I will show how I started building the lid….

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Yoav Liberman

About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.