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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-18-2014 03:12 AM 1197 views 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Slight deviation from my usual. Hope chest made of red elm and lined with red cedar. No live edge on it either. 42” wide, 20” deep and 20” tall.

Trunks are some of my best sellers and I have 2 big shows in August.

Thanks for reading and all comments are welcome

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





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 03:21 AM

Whoa! Where’s Monte? Branching out?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-18-2014 03:24 AM

Great looking Hope Chest, Monte.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 03:24 AM

Nice work Monte. Always to change things up a bit.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 03:26 AM

Nice job Monte. I bet it smells good when you swing open the lid.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#5 posted 07-18-2014 04:00 AM

I know how well Red Elm shows with a clear coat on it and this is no exception. Nice choice in lumber and well done.

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

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#6 posted 07-18-2014 04:31 AM

That is really awesome Monte…the grain in red elm is a standout. you did a great job building it and it should definitely sell fast. Good luck at your August shows…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#7 posted 07-18-2014 05:18 AM

Woohoo! That Red Elm looks awesome Monte. You did a bang-up job on that one. It’s nice to have a change of pace here and there, but I can’t wait to see more live edge projects from you.

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

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#8 posted 07-18-2014 10:29 AM

nice trunk Monte, did you saw this red elm with your sawmill? If so was it air dried and for how long?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#9 posted 07-18-2014 11:00 AM

Sharp looking trunk, Monte.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#10 posted 07-18-2014 11:00 AM

Sharp looking trunk, Monte.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#11 posted 07-18-2014 11:00 AM

Sharp looking trunk, Monte.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#12 posted 07-18-2014 11:11 AM

I did cut the wood myself. Standing dead. When I sawed it, it was already at 11% moisture. That’s about as good as I get here for air drying.

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

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#13 posted 07-18-2014 11:51 AM

Monte, that is beautiful timber and a wonderful job.
Congratulations.
It’s fun to go outside the circle.
Cheers,
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#14 posted 07-18-2014 12:42 PM

Man that’s pretty, Monte.
Have never had the opportunity to use elm. That’s some good looking wood.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 07-18-2014 12:43 PM

That’s a beauty Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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