Storage chest

Project: Storage chest
Location: Madrid, ES
Date of realization: Junio 2016
Dimensions: 1250 x 350 x 630 (l, w, h)

This storage chest is a low cost contemporary interpretation of the storage chests produced by the "Shakers".
This chest is made of okume plywood, a typical material in the production of recreational boats with a water based color finish on the exterior and a water based varnish for the interior.



Aucoumea klaineana
It is a weak wood with low decay resistance and moderate dimensional stability. The major use of Gaboon is in the manufacture of plywood. It is about 8- 12% lighter than the other main marine plywood Meranti that is commonly used in boatbuilding, but is not as stiff. This is useful when a boat design calls for tight radius bends such as near the bow in a single chine design because of its flexibility. However it does not resist impact damage well as Meranti and is often sheathed in epoxy resin to increase strength and give more impact and abrasion resistance and to increase water resistance over conventional marine enamel paints. It is often used in sandwich construction using the West (and other similar) epoxy system. Its attractive appearance means that it is often used decoratively as the top surface veneer in panelling and furniture or, in solid form in luxury items such as boxes for cigars or other high value items (e.g. audio equipment).[

Fotos: Senén Insua