Step 1: Materials
I am using:
-10 pieces of Rough Sawn timber 2.4m x 100mm x 19mm
-4 flush hinges
-Chest handles and a locking hasp from eBay
-Some coasters left over from an Ikea thing
In total the materials cost less than £35
p.s. be a bit careful when picking your timber because sometimes the treated stuff can still be a bit damp.
Step 2: Planning
The dimensions are also based on the length of the wood. I made it the length of half a piece of timber.
The chest will be 1200mm x 400mm x 300mm
Step 3: Measure and Cutting
X14 1200mm strips
X6 400mm strips
X6 300mm strips
X8 262mm strips
This uses almost ALL of the 10 lengths of timber. All that is left over is a couple of small blocks (these are useful whilst painting) and a strips about 600mm long.
Don't forget to give the wood a quick rub down and perhaps round of the edges of each strip a little.