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make that two eight foot boards for a longer chest!
Make that a twelve foot board for a longer chest!
John Lambert here. Nice article! I've build over a dozen of these chests for family use and as gifts. I've seen at least that many made by others. An original link is https://aranmore.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/sacr...The strength of the joints comes from the style of the side to leg joints so the use of pegs or nails is somewhat secondary. The original chest used pegs. Hide glue to hold them is very period. My main concern with the chest is the hinges and chains--way too modern. Leather hinges and straps would be better but less serviceable. A simple variation is to use an eight foot board to make a longer chest. Makes for cozy seating for two by a camp fire!
Make that a twelve foot board fo a longer chest,