Re: Plan for a cedar chest
i would start with the lid, then build the box to suit rather than the regular way!!
decide on the width of the slats and the number of them
as an example a lid that spans 90 degrees and has 10 slats, each "miter" angle will be 9 degrees so each piece will have to be cut at 4.5 degrees
width of the slats determines the circumference
if you chestlid is 20 inches wide and a 1/4 circle lid is wanted, then the lid circumference is 20 * pi divided by 4 or about 15 inches, so each slat will be about 1 1/2 inches wide
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