Last trunk before the rally

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-29-2014 09:39 PM 1734 views 2 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Eastern Red Cedar I got from a burned out forest last year. Finally got around to cutting it up and doing something with it. It’s 44”x22”x20”. I didn’t have to line this one.

Thanks for reading and all comments are welcome.

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

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 09:55 PM

Great looking chest.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#2 posted 07-29-2014 10:00 PM

Hi Monte,
Another beautiful chest . When do you find the time? Do you ever sleep? But keep producing great stuff.
What size lumber did you use? Top looks like, at least, 6/4 or maybe even 8/4. It must be great to have all this wood right out the back door, you’re a lucky man.

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

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#3 posted 07-29-2014 10:04 PM

Wow Monte. That one is stunning! Bet it weighs less than the oak chest also.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#4 posted 07-29-2014 10:21 PM

Wow…..that is stunning.

Don’t you have any “good” wood?? jk !!

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

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#5 posted 07-29-2014 10:21 PM


I’m partial to this one! Looks like you did all the right things with this trunk. I’d mark the price up on this one. :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 07-29-2014 10:38 PM

That ought to be a great seller—it certainly is eye catching.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 07-29-2014 10:42 PM

Is that trunk inside out??? ;^)

Another fine Monte creation!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 07-29-2014 10:51 PM

Tis another beauty Monte. Good luck at the show.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 07-29-2014 11:01 PM

oh do i love cedar, this wood is beautiful and i know someone will love this in there home, i really do hope you sell each and every one, please keep us abreast of this show, and maybe a few pictures of some of the beautiful harleys..

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

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#10 posted 07-29-2014 11:44 PM

WOW you did it this time. I am a fan of that beautiful cedar. You made its beauty really show. This is a winner.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#11 posted 07-30-2014 12:13 AM

all your trunks are awesome, but this red cedar is my favorite, well done Monte

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 07-30-2014 12:18 AM

Another beauty. This one is your most colorful for sure. That cedar looks redder than red from here. Someone should snap this one up quickly. Did you put finish on the inside? I know most red cedar interiors are unfinished for the bug repellant effect.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 07-30-2014 12:21 AM

one thing i will mention and maybe you have seen it, but the top needs more clear coat, there are spots of sheen and then no sheen , one thing i do on red cedar is use a sealer first, red cedar is known for soaking up the finish around the knots and you will have a mottled look if you don’t put many coats or a sealer,

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

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#14 posted 07-30-2014 01:20 AM

Most impressive. Love cedar projects. Only wish we had access to reasonable priced cedar around here. Best of luck at the show.

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

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#15 posted 07-30-2014 01:42 AM

No finish on the inside. But I still have a few coats on the outside to do.

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

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