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Hope Chest On A Budget

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Project by cstrang posted 05-12-2014 01:33 AM 1473 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hope chest that I made for someone who requested it. No fancy finger joints, dovetails or raised panels here but not just a plain old box either. I quoted them on a “fancier” one first but it didn’t suit their budget. This one yielded a similar look with a better price tag. The materials are just 2 sheets of G2S birch and about 8 board feet of solid. Its going to the customer unfinished as he wants to stain it himself.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.





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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 02:14 AM

it looks mighty fine, sometimes the ones on a budget look the best, you did a great job….bravo

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

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Jeffups

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 02:39 AM

Nice job. I think the one you quoted would of looked like the one I posted. This one looks great

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 02:42 AM

Nice job CS

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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cstrang

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 02:47 AM

Jeffups, The original one I quoted did look very similar to the one you made, nice work!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 08:24 AM

Looks great. It’s all about what the customer wants.

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

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 05-12-2014 10:43 AM

very nice looking hope chest, you did a great job…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-12-2014 01:37 PM

It’s a nice clean build. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JT23325

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#8 posted 05-12-2014 01:58 PM

Nicely done. Looks like a solid build.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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lew

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#9 posted 05-12-2014 02:07 PM

Great job, Chris!

Simple , clean lines- I love it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 05-12-2014 02:18 PM

Very nice an excellent build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 05-12-2014 05:03 PM

Way to go. The customer has to be satisfied with both the price and quality and it looks like you gave them both with this great looking hope chest.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 05-12-2014 10:25 PM

great chest,the customer should be very satisfied!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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cdaniels

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#13 posted 05-13-2014 12:12 AM

nice build boss man, i wonder how much something like this would cost. i’m not real experienced in pricing out builds yet

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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Jeffups

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#14 posted 05-13-2014 12:52 AM

Cstrang I am going to add to my favorites for future reference

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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Rick

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#15 posted 05-13-2014 01:18 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thank For Posting!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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