A chest is a wooden storage box. A wood storage chest can be used to store a variety of different items such as blankets and toys. When built or lined with cedar it allows for long term storage of natural fibers such as wool and cotton without concern for damage or infestation by moths. It is relatively easy to adjust the width, height and depth of most of the chest plans presented.
Always read the chest plans carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project - before you invest in materials. Some of the plans are excellent, giving a great deal of instruction in text, pictures and drawings while other plans are only drawings and still others are only sketches.
As well, some of the chest plans require a woodworking shop that is outfitted with a good selection of stationary power tools such as a drill press, jointer and thickness planer.
These chest plans are for the intermediate to expert woodworker.
Also see: Toy box plans.