Just about a year ago, while our 7-year old granddaughter Sierra and I were spending some time in the shop, she asked me if I could make her a “…treasure chest, with a domed lid – you know, like a little curved top?”
I finally made it! Sierra will soon be 8 years old, and this will make a special gift for her, on her special day. It is a little whimsical chest, not associated with any period furniture, but it does have the domed lid!
Sandy and I spent some time in the shop this past weekend, which gave me the push I needed to get started on Sierra’s chest. Sandy had not been in the shop for ages, as a result of her knee replacement surgery, and our daughter’s move to her new home – Nana helped with the move for months and months…
I finished the chest yesterday, minus the little sliding shelf. As a result, I spent some time today completing the job.
Here is Sierra’s treasure chest – it is 14 inches wide, 9 inches from the bottom edge to the edge of the domed top, and 10 inches deep. The wood is pine. It took less than one 10-foot long, 12-inch wide board to make the chest:
It is amazing that something like this will make a lovely 8-year old girl very, very happy. I can’t wait to give Sierra her chest, and watch her smile beautifully!