Treasure Chest for Great Grandson

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Project by Carl W Richardson posted 09-11-2014 01:25 PM 2501 views 21 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to make something special for a 8 year old Great-Grandson from Canada who had never visited before. Chest was made from a Black Walnut board given to me a while ago and stored until it told me what to make.

Original pieces were 7/8” thick but box looked too heavy. A little jointing and planing and 1/2” thickness looked much better. Flocking was trimmed after these pictures were taken..

He seemed very pleased and before he left, the box was full of “treasures” from his visit…

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#1 posted 09-11-2014 01:35 PM

Wow, nice job Carl. I’ll bet he was thrilled with it!

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#2 posted 09-11-2014 02:09 PM

that is really well done, great job on all the trimmings and angles.

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#3 posted 09-11-2014 02:17 PM

You did a beautiful job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 09-11-2014 03:37 PM

WOW That is really cool. The craftsmanship is 2nd to none. Im sure your great grandson will treasure his chest, pun intended. Great job buddy

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#5 posted 09-11-2014 04:02 PM


The name plate was center on target. A treasure to remember!

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#6 posted 09-11-2014 04:09 PM

Holy smokes, that’s awesome! Excellent work with great details. Glad he loved his gift.

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#7 posted 09-11-2014 04:43 PM

Nice work. I’ve got a request from my grandkids for treasure chests. Your design just might fill the bill for me.

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#8 posted 09-11-2014 06:14 PM

Exquisitely done!

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#9 posted 09-11-2014 07:01 PM

Very nicely done . I have wanted to do one of these but always thought of the curved top which I am not sure I am ready to tackle just yet , this top looks to a little bit more doable for me right now.

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#10 posted 09-12-2014 01:18 AM

Your workmanship is fantastic and what a wonderful project for a “great grandson”.
He will treasure it always.
BTW…checked your profile page and I’d like to give you a “belated” welcome to Tennessee!!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#11 posted 09-12-2014 02:10 AM

What a beautiful item to have in your life at 8. I wonder will he take it to college when he goes. Just beautiful!!!!

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#12 posted 09-12-2014 02:33 AM

This is the type of projects I like to do myself,Beautiful box, thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 09-12-2014 03:01 AM

Way cool

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#14 posted 09-12-2014 04:32 AM

Shiver me timbers, Carl, but this be an awesome box of treasure, matee. Congratulations on a fine job and a great design. I especially like the brass plates and the choice of hardware … thoughtful choices there. This is a well deserved “Top Three.”

This looks authentic, appears to me to be as nice as an arched top, and is much more straight forward to build.

What are the angles on the top boards?

What was your source for the hardware and the plates?

What are the over-all length, width, and height dimensions?

Keep boxing and keep posting.

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#15 posted 09-12-2014 10:09 AM

What a great gift.
Love the “Brasswork”.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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