Craftsman built sea chests and chest plans
April 27, 2016. I will soon be packing up the tools and taking down the shop is open sign for at least a year perhaps two. At 71 it is time for me to put down the tools for a bit and not take any build orders. My last vacation of any length, went off to England, Ireland, and Scotland, was back in 2010. I think its time for another journey!
I am still selling plans and instructions manuals for the various chests
Build the sea chest. The plans/instruction manual price is $35.00 in the USA. There is a chapter for every part of the chest and build process. To purchase the plans click the above contact me button.
Contact me for international orders shipping charges before you place an order. Send me an email
The next photo shows a Monterey Pine sea chest built with light Cherry wood stain. Sea chest dimensions: 39" long by 19" wide by 16-5/8" high.
American Cherry wood sea chest shown below.
Port Orford Cedar chest shown below.
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.
If you want to discuss the building process of a sea chest or any of the other chests feel free to send me an email.
Prices subject to change without notice.
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