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Project by CodyC posted 2031 days ago 1934 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a chest that I completed recently made of walnut and cherry. The finish is danish oil with a few coats of polyurethane and wax on the top. It also has an adjustable tension flap stay to keep fingers from being crushed. Constructive criticism is welcome…

-- Cody Crisp





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2031 days ago

I love walnut and cherry. Looks great!

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

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Betsy

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#2 posted 2031 days ago

Looks great. This is one project that I want to do again. These chests make great gifts.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Bigbuck

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#3 posted 2031 days ago

Nice looking blanket chest.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#4 posted 2031 days ago

Constructive criticism? I don’t have any I think it is beautiful and well made.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/

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zabbamagee

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#5 posted 2031 days ago

It looks very good. I hope I can build one like that oneday.

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2031 days ago

well done … walnut and cherry are great together

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 2031 days ago

Nicely done. I like the wide rim around the top. Grain looks super!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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knackonwood

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#8 posted 2031 days ago

Looks fantastic! I’m getting up the nerve to make a chest as my next project and you’ve provided the inspiration

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 2031 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. that’s a dandy chest. Love the combination of Walnut and cherry.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 2031 days ago

Cody thats a nice blanket chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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woodworm

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#11 posted 2031 days ago

Very nice chest and looks spacious!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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reluctant

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#12 posted 2030 days ago

Looks great. Walnut & Cherry really work well together! Thanks for including info on the finish.

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CodyC

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#13 posted 2030 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. The dimensions are roughly 22”H 44”L 20”D. I am very happy with the final dimensions since I was unsure how it would turn out when I started. I built it from a plan I found online and followed the dimensions from the plans pretty closely.

-- Cody Crisp

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Dominic Vanacora

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#14 posted 2030 days ago

Very Very nice design. The combination of woods work well together. There is one think that you may want to keep in mine in the future.
When I once worked for Home Depot in the hardware dept. I was the guy that build there wooden project and demo’ed to the customers. Well I was given a plan along with maybe 1500-2000 other stores. The day before the demo the Lawyers got into the act. I was asked to change the design to allow space for fingers under the cover. This of course was for small childern. The tops are very heavy depending on the material and the size. I see as you noted that the cover has an air shock to prevent this from happening. But every thing breaks sooner or later. So Keep this in mine on your next project.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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CodyC

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#15 posted 2030 days ago

Dominic, thanks for the advice. Do you know of an example showing a design that leaves space for fingers under the top? I’m a visual learner.

-- Cody Crisp

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