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.
Do you want to build a chest or buy a chest?
You can do either by exploring my web site.
Port Orford Cedar sea chest shown below.
Sea chest dimensions: 39" long by 19" wide by
The chest shown above has the typical dovetail and pin arrangement
used on the corners of the chest.
The price of the Port Orford Cedar chest is subject to
availability of suitable wood.
of the American Cherry sea chest is $2,550.00
plus the cost of crating and shipping.
See photo below.
The price of the Monterey Pine
plus the cost of crating and shipping. See photo below.
Build your own sea chest.
plans price is $35.00
in the USA. I sell plans with step by step instruction manuals. The
manuals are CD based and can be e-mailed. There is a chapter for every
part of the chest with dozens of photographs of the build process. To purchase the plans click
the contact me button.
You can order unfinished chests at reduced price.
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
antique sea chest. I no longer built the chest with 11 dovetail pins per
corner. There is a photograph of the antique sea
chest on the about us web page. The
Beckets, (rope handles) were not made by me.
The Pine sea chest is significantly less expensive due to the lower cost of the wood,
and fewer dovetail pins,(6), per corner.
international orders contact me for international postage or shipping charges before you place an order.
Send me an email
If you want
to discuss the building process of a sea chest or any of the other
chests feel free to contact me by clicking send me an email 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