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Project by cstrang posted 102 days ago 1416 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 102 days ago

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 102 days ago

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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Grumpy

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#3 posted 102 days ago

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 102 days ago

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 102 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 102 days ago

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 102 days ago

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 102 days ago

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 102 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#10 posted 102 days ago

Very nice an excellent build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#11 posted 102 days ago

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 102 days ago

great chest,the customer should be very satisfied!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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cdaniels

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#13 posted 101 days ago

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 101 days ago

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 101 days ago

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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