Double Angel Hope Chest

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 05-10-2015 03:02 AM 886 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build this Double Angel Hope Chest by a proud Grandpa. His daughter recently had a baby girl and he wanted me to build this so that one day he can pass it down to her as a family heirloom. It is made of cherry and lined with aromatic cedar. The inside of the drawer is covered with blue velvet. I stained the chest with General Finishes Red Mahogany stain and finished it with clear lacquer. I used a piano hinge across the back and heavy duty down stays on the sides. There is also a spring loaded locking mechanism in the front. This was my first experience installing this style down stay and I would definitely use them again if the need should arise. The lid closes slow and smooth and lands nicely on the lock. The customer was very pleased with the finished product.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 05-10-2015 03:05 AM

Very impressive work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-10-2015 03:40 AM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 05-10-2015 11:07 AM

Magnificant chest! Those carvings were made by very skilled hand! I especialy like those additional storage space like drawer at the bottom.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-10-2015 12:37 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful piece and I love the carvings.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-10-2015 11:17 PM

That is a big ole piece o heaven right there!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 05-11-2015 11:14 AM

If he wanted a heirloom he got it. They will cherish that for years to come.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#7 posted 05-20-2015 02:30 AM

Beautiful work Tim

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

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#8 posted 06-01-2015 01:36 AM

I like the way you used a continuous board for the drawer and bottom.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#9 posted 11-14-2015 03:08 AM

Tim this was Awsome Work.I Loved all the art work.

-- Edward Wallace

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