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Project by NickJonesDesigns posted 06-15-2014 05:48 PM 2842 views 25 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hope chest was constructed entirely out of solid hardwood components. The chest features a 3/4” wenge frame, curved cherry panel caps and 3/4” sipo mahogany panels which seem almost holographic when viewed from varying angels.

The chest features high strength torsion hinges which allow the lid to remain in the position it is opened, splined miter joints and tounge and grove joinery.

-- Nick Jones Designs, www.nickjonesdesigns.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-15-2014 05:57 PM

Very nice work Nick it has a real desirable contemporary look,good clean lines

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-15-2014 06:18 PM

I really like that design. Nice job.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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Gary

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#3 posted 06-15-2014 06:36 PM

Simply marvelous. :-)

-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 06-15-2014 07:25 PM

Yeah, that looks awesome. Nice design. Nice use of contrasting woods.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA barringerfinefurniture.com

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#5 posted 06-15-2014 07:51 PM

Looking sharp!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#6 posted 06-15-2014 09:31 PM

Wow! Great design, and the construction and details are top-notch.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-15-2014 10:33 PM

Yep thats a definate Wow.

Its that perfect it looks like a computer generated 3D image !!

Just what exactly is a “Hope” Chest ?
I see lots of great posts and wondered just exactly what they are.
Obviously a storage chest but whats the historical background?

Keep up the good work

-- Regards Robert

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Nitreug

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#8 posted 06-15-2014 10:56 PM

Wow, I am in awe. The wood choice is awesome and a great example of how to use three different species. Sometimes, it can look like too much stuff put together but the balance is great here. If you don’t mind, I might take this selection of woods for a future project.

What finish did you use?

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#9 posted 06-15-2014 11:07 PM

Great design and execution.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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Holdem

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#10 posted 06-16-2014 02:35 AM

Beautiful! Exclaiming “Wow!” got some odd looks from the family, and then I showed them this beautiful piece of art, and they agreed!

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#11 posted 06-16-2014 02:38 AM

it’s all in the details on this one. Everything looks absolutely flawless. This is a strong representation of fine woodworking and true craftmanship.

-- Steve

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#12 posted 06-16-2014 11:51 AM

Wow love the design and the wood. A real beauty!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 06-16-2014 12:44 PM

Great job and welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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NickJonesDesigns

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#14 posted 06-16-2014 02:05 PM

Thank you for the kind comments.

The finish I used was General Finishes Endurdo-Var, although I do not recommend spraying it, as it has a tendency to drip and sag. After several coats of Enduro-var I topped it off with a coat of General Finishes High Performance Poly, which I sprayed on with HVLP gun.

-- Nick Jones Designs, www.nickjonesdesigns.com

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#15 posted 06-16-2014 02:12 PM

looks great

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