"As a kid I always wanted a pirate’s chest. A few times I made small
ones in wood, but recently I realized as a big boy with big boy tools I
can make a more authentic treasure chest with real heavy steel and heavy
rustic wood! I wanted to make it strong enough to hold my change bucket
full of coins— about 40-50 pounds! The vintage lock is a flea market
find from 20 years ago. Enjoy!
14 gauge steel
In each bi-monthly episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for Cash) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy. "