Hall Chest

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Project by Tony posted 2103 days ago 1908 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is inspired and to match the Hall Bench.
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The material is Finish White Oak – This is quite a rare wood to get some appreciable size boards.

The customer provided me with the whole tree, which was felled in 2005 to make way for his new house, the tree was milled in May of this year and has been air drying in my shop since then.

The Hall stand is made entirely from solid wood, there is no ply or MDF panels like the original, the main panels are resawn and sequence matched to provide continuity. It measures 1800mm wide, 577 high and 457mm deep. The finish is Polyx oil (3 coats) and Fiddes wax. The fittings are all solid brass.

This part of the project took about 45 hours to complete, not including the redesign.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 2103 days ago

Wow… That turned out really nice Tony… I really like the grain on this one, even better than the hall tree.. Looks like it is going to be a great hiding place!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 2103 days ago

Very nice work thanks for posting

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Bob #2

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#3 posted 2103 days ago

I like this one Tony.
The grain suits the piece very well.
You were fortunate to get 4 cathedrals to match that well.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 2103 days ago

both pieces are fabulous…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Rob Drown

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#5 posted 2103 days ago

really striking cathedrals. Beautiful, Thanks for posting.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#6 posted 2103 days ago

Great pieces of wood work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 2103 days ago

Tony, you’ve done a great job with this project. The bookmatched panels are really nice!

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 2103 days ago

Very nice peice.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#9 posted 2103 days ago

That wood looks great. Nice work on both pieces!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 2103 days ago

Beautiful chest, Tony. I really like the wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2102 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship, as usual.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 2102 days ago


Very nice job.

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#13 posted 2102 days ago

Tony that chest is really nice and well proportioned. I like the fact also that its traditionally constructed.

well done

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#14 posted 2102 days ago

really nice warm and welcoming piece of furniture actually both pieces look great.regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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