Pine Chest

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 2055 days ago 2323 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a BIG pile of Pine that a place by my work was going to discard, so I decided to take it and make some chests for friends as a little “after Christmas” present.

They are 35WX14DX14H. They will have a small sliding till and brass hardware.
I’m going to make different sizes but this is one of the larger ones.

The finish is Varathane Golden Mahogany #233 and two coats of poly.

Not even close to some of the beautiful projects some of our members have posted lately, but I’m having fun.

Thanks for looking.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 2055 days ago

Great dovetails, dandy chest, fine project

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 2055 days ago

These types of chests are always so useful. I used them when I still tent camped to keep my gear in. They were passed on to my kids. Now I have a warm dry truck mounted camper (-;

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 2055 days ago

nice save, and great chest!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 2055 days ago

Beutifull work! Nice save on the throw away wood.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 2055 days ago

Hey, don’t put work like that down too much. Those dovetails look great, and I love the color of the finish. I wish I had the time to make me something like that.

Keep up the good work and keep posting projects.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#6 posted 2055 days ago

Great job recycling that pine, and great dovetails, how’d you do them: machine or hand?

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#7 posted 2055 days ago

Before I read the other comments, my thoughts were exactly what everyone has said: Great joints and great score on the free wood!

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

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#8 posted 2055 days ago

Beauty dovetails, mate. What could be better than making a nice piece out of recycled wood? What the heck where they thinking throwing it out anyway…

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#9 posted 2055 days ago

Thats a nice chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 2055 days ago

Great use of salvage materials. nice job.

-- 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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#11 posted 2054 days ago

Nice job… I love a good wood score! I like it even better when it gets turned into a great project like that! Your joints look great… nice work.


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 2050 days ago

Nice job Woodwrecker.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 2040 days ago

Gorgeous Work and Super Dovetails!!

Good Luck in the contest.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 2005 days ago

Great job and nice save on the free wood. Free wood is what caused me to start woodworking in the first place. My company was always throwing away pine boards and it seemed like such a waste so I decided to put it to some use. I still remember building a bookcase with nothing but a hammer, nails, and a wooden miter box.


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#15 posted 1946 days ago

looks like you got that dovetail joint down pat….looks great Eric

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