LumberJocks

Krenov Style Hope Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Charles Maxwell posted 08-21-2014 05:50 PM 1249 views 18 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed this project for my daughter who will marry in October. It’s my version of a Hope Chest which is a traditional gift from a father to a marrying daughter. I used various types of mahogany woods with ebony (the heart handle) and big leaf figured maple. Those woods were found in garage sale, barn sales etc.. all reused. It’s obviously a Krenov style case-work that I adapted for my personal desires. Those of you who have completed a similar work know that hanging those doors is no simple task, mostly luck! I got lucky with this one. I finished with tung oil and Brix wax and hours of rubbing. That’s all I ever use! Too lazy and I love the results. Off to FedEx now.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com





24 comments so far

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

1259 posts in 1839 days


#1 posted 08-21-2014 06:02 PM

Good god that thing is beautiful, fantastic work.

-- Allen, Colorado

View BTimmons's profile

BTimmons

2127 posts in 1140 days


#2 posted 08-21-2014 06:07 PM

What a great piece of work! I’m sure your daughter will always treasure it.

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

View mbs's profile

mbs

1438 posts in 1595 days


#3 posted 08-21-2014 06:14 PM

What a beautiful heirloom! You made master Krenov proud.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7011 posts in 1958 days


#4 posted 08-21-2014 06:27 PM

what a grand surprise this will be to your daughter, this is something that very few children get from there father, she is blessed indeed, this is so beautiful, i love your wood choices and the doors are perfect, i usually make some shims for each side and they carefully scribe where the hinges lay and then use them when i actually go to set the doors, it works really well, its good to see you posting your work, well done….grizz

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

View Mario's profile

Mario

103 posts in 2051 days


#5 posted 08-21-2014 06:41 PM

Charles, do you have a front picture just to see the way you supported the cabinet over the pedestal? I am working on a Krenov cabinet myself and still looking at different options for doing this. Beautiful cabinet, sits perfectly on the pedestal.

View Karson's profile

Karson

34876 posts in 3055 days


#6 posted 08-21-2014 06:44 PM

Beautiful piece.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View ohwoodeye's profile

ohwoodeye

1040 posts in 1808 days


#7 posted 08-21-2014 07:06 PM

You know you have a special piece when it can look just as beautiful from the back as it does from the front.
Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

957 posts in 2462 days


#8 posted 08-21-2014 08:07 PM

For Mario: I don’t have any other pics at the moment. I try to post more later.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

957 posts in 2462 days


#9 posted 08-21-2014 08:14 PM

For Mario: here’s a pic that should help describe the mounting of the case to the apron frame.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

View david38's profile

david38

1070 posts in 998 days


#10 posted 08-21-2014 08:25 PM

beautiful peice

View Nitreug's profile

Nitreug

24 posts in 251 days


#11 posted 08-21-2014 08:58 PM

Well Done! I really like the wood combination.

View Mario's profile

Mario

103 posts in 2051 days


#12 posted 08-21-2014 09:17 PM

That will do, thanks a lot Charles!

View TheWoodenOyster's profile

TheWoodenOyster

868 posts in 590 days


#13 posted 08-21-2014 10:47 PM

Nailed it!!! Beautiful work

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

View SteveGaskins's profile

SteveGaskins

270 posts in 1242 days


#14 posted 08-21-2014 11:25 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

View Mean_Dean's profile

Mean_Dean

1460 posts in 1802 days


#15 posted 08-22-2014 12:17 AM

Wow, that is a beautiful hope chest! The wood species really work well together! I’m sure your daughter is just going to love it!

-- Dean

showing 1 through 15 of 24 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase