Cedar Chest

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 04-20-2014 12:43 AM 1531 views 1 time favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Special order for a customer for their daughter. The brands are their families brands. It is 48” long, 20” tall and 20” deep. Made of Beetle Kill Pine and red cedar. I used danish oil and 5 coats of Polyurethane. It’s really heavy.

Thanks for reading

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 12:58 AM

Very nicely crafted, sir! Happy Easter to ya.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 01:09 AM

Great looking chest, great use of the blue pine. Happy Easter Monte!

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 04-20-2014 01:14 AM

Looks great Monte and really unique chest.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 04-20-2014 01:20 AM

really nice monte, what a great treasure they now have, this is the very best of woodworking to me, making a beautiful piece furniture or a box, or whatever it is, and sharing it with someone else…you are doing well to be able to sell your work, i’m happy for you monte .

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 02:05 AM


Looks like hieroglyphics to me! LOL! Congratulations!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-20-2014 02:14 AM

Another great piece. Whatever you do, you get all the color out of that wood. You are truly the Master of Beetle Kill Pine. Have a blessed Easter.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#7 posted 04-20-2014 02:35 AM

Certainly a well built chest. Great job. You mat want to suggest casters to the customer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 04-20-2014 03:49 AM

That looks great Monte. You really know how to get the most out of the Beetle Kill Pine.

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#9 posted 04-20-2014 03:54 AM

That looks great. Love the brands. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 04-20-2014 04:05 AM

beautiful chest,great work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 04-20-2014 04:32 AM

Beautiful, You have the gift for making the wood dance.

-- Who are those guys? Sundance Kid

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#12 posted 04-20-2014 04:34 AM

A family heirloom for sure, Monte. It looks heavy! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 04-20-2014 05:53 AM

i did have one thought about this piece, you would have gotten the same effect from the cedar even if it were 1/4 thick, and the box would have been lighter, something to think about.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 04-20-2014 06:16 AM

Awesome piece Monte, it looks amazing! I have a bunch of BKP waiting for something to make out of it, but I don’t have any experience with it… nor do I see examples much. Thanks for sharing, it helps me envision the possibilities. Love those brands, what a great design touch!

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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#15 posted 04-20-2014 07:53 AM

Grizzman, I agree that it would have been better to plane the cedar thinner. But I was having a lot of trouble with it blowing apart in the planer. This stuff seemed very brittle for some reason.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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