Craftsman built sea chests and chest plans
Welcome to my shop.
I build and sell sea chests, blanket chests, tool chests, ditty boxes,
and wooden boat models. For the nautical
chests make great coffee tables, toy chests, or blanket chests.
There are links to three photo galleries at the bottom of the page.
To discuss the build of a chest click on.
Build your own sea chest.
those of you who want to build your own chest I sell plans with step by
instruction manuals. The
manuals are CD based or can be sent via e-mail. There is a chapter for every part of the chest with dozens of photographs
of the build process. To purchase the plans/instruction manuals click
the contact me button.
Chest dimensions: 39" long by 19" wide by 16-5/8"high
The sea chest shown above was made from Port
Orford Cedar. This chest shows the typical dovetail and pin arrangement
used on the corners of the chest.
Sea chests evolved during the age of sail when whaling expeditions
lasted for years and sometimes circled the globe. The function was that
of storage space, as in wardrobe, for sailors on these voyages. The
chest were sturdy enough to set on and the rope handles, (Beckets). are
works of art in their own right and can take many, many hours to make.
Beckets were displays of a sailors proficiency at Marlinspike seamanship,
(ropes, lines, and knots). The reproduction sea chests that I build are
based upon and antique sea chest that is shown on the about us page.
The American Cherry wood sea chest shown above features 11 dovetail pins
per corner. This configuration is what was used on the
original antique sea chest. There is a photograph of the antique sea
chest on the about us web page. The
Beckets, (rope handles) were not made by me.
of the Cherry wood sea chest is $2,550.00
plus the cost of crating and shipping.
The Monterey Pine version of the sea chest, shown below, is priced at $855.00 plus the cost of crating and shipping. The Pine sea chest is significantly less expensive due to the lower cost of the wood,
and fewer dovetail pins,(6), per corner. The chest can be built in a variety of woods.
international orders contact me for international postage or shipping charges before you place an order.
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want to discuss the building process of a sea chest or any of the other chests feel
free to contact me by clicking the build quote button above. If you want
to know more about my small shop click the about us
button at the top of the page.
Prices subject to change without notice.
Copyright (c) 2014 Gary K. Larkins Craftsman built chest chests