Sunday, August 23, 2009

How to make a tea chest bass

If only we lived in a country where old tea chests could be found in the garbage. In America, I'm guessing a genuine wooden tea chest — the big shipping crates, not the boxes they present the bags with in restaurants — could only be found in an antique shop, costing probably $800. If you did, you could make something with it, like a table or a unique storage piece. Or, as described in the video above, you could do what Paul McCartney might have done back when he was in a skiffle band: you could make a bass out of it. (If only Emmet Otter had thought of this ...)

Once you're done, here's two guys in their kitchen (pity the neighbors here) dishing out a Ramones song and showing how to really play the thing ...


  1. He, he! I can't help myself from laughing when I watched these videos; especially the first one! These guys are really funny and crafty! They can play music country music using the old school instrument "chest bass".

  2. Thank you it is a very good guide, now to make a tea chest bass is without a doubt easy with the help of your recommendation. Thank you

  3. I can't wait to have a go at this :))
    thanks fer the edjucation
    johno xx