Pallet Trunk Chest-part 2

The trim on the outside of the trunk is coming together. In the pic you see it is still pretty raw, but it's a process. When you are using scrap wood it takes a little more time to really shape the boards.

I scrub plane and bevel the edges. This smooths out the wood, and makes sanding easier. Also, by trimming the sharp edges it gives the box a nice worn look.

For the gaps in the wood (there are a few, because the wood is irregular) I'm filling with putty. This problem could also be avoided if I squared up the edges with a table saw first. Maybe I'll try that next time. However the spaces in between the boards adds character. I only fill them so you can't see daylight in between.  Once I get everything sanded down it will really look proper.

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