All the parts for the toy chest are cut to final dimension and the joinery (dominos) are complete.
Unfortunately during this process, I found larvae activity from wood beetles along the two back rails. Luckily it was only in those two pieces. Lots of holes bored throughout those pieces, and half a larvae!, meant that I am getting rid of those boards and cutting a couple of new ones. They are along the back, so it’s not a big deal to cut two new rails. The new ones have some good-looking sapwood making the back interesting, but it is the back afterall so doesn’t need to entirely blend in.
The panels are getting boiled linseed oil and shellac prior to assembly, so when they expand and contract there’s no unfinished surface exposed.
I give a quick shop tour showing the mess that means progress is being made!