Half Moon Chest

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 12-27-2008 06:46 PM 3348 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for our dining room. It’s white oak for the chest, with white oak and Brazilian cherry “pie pieces” on the top. The inlay is purpleheart. All the curved pieces are bent, using thin veneered slices glued back together in a curve with plastic resin glue. The center drawers are actually drawers, the side drawer fronts are hinged and are compartments rather than drawers.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 12-27-2008 07:12 PM

Randal, Wow, this is simply fantastic. Very nice piece, a real heirloom. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 12-27-2008 07:36 PM

Great Job Randal!!! You wouldn’t happen to have any close up pictures? Are pictures of the drawers? Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 12-27-2008 08:00 PM

Randal, you’ve done a fantastic job on this. It is beautiful in every way. I like the inlay and detail.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Randy Moseley

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#4 posted 12-27-2008 08:57 PM

I posted a couple of closer pictures of the drawers and compartments open. I used hidden hinges for the compartment doors so they’d look like drawers. Thanks for the kind words!

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#5 posted 12-27-2008 09:09 PM

Randal. A great job on the construction. You are making some great items.

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

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Les Hastings

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#6 posted 12-28-2008 01:02 AM

Very nice looking piece Randal!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#7 posted 12-28-2008 01:13 AM


-- T. Nelson

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#8 posted 12-28-2008 01:47 AM

Fantastic job! I can’t imagine even attempting this.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 12-28-2008 02:02 AM

wonderful job
hope someday i could do as good
some day

-- With God's help all things are possible- even woodworking

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#10 posted 12-28-2008 02:06 AM

Incredible! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Doug S.

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#11 posted 12-28-2008 02:25 AM

Outstanding job.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#12 posted 12-28-2008 03:39 AM

That’s really imaginative – not to mention well made.


-- Alberta, Canada

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#13 posted 12-28-2008 07:09 AM

Really nice design and workmanship! Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 12-29-2008 05:05 AM

Exquisite detail and design. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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