|Project by Dkol||posted 03-25-2009 08:40 PM||2199 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
I made this last summer as a wedding gift for my God-daughter. The couple live in Wyoming and their decorating tastes seem to run “old western” or “rustic” so I tried to make something that would fit in.
The chest is approximately 14” X 9” X 11” included poker chips, cribbage board, dominoes, dice, playing cards and a few other games. Overall weight with goodies enclosed, 48 lbs.
Originally I was going to use Cherry, but then I saw this really wild looking quarter sawn White Oak at the wood supplier.
I had not worked with White Oak before and it gave me an education. When I was finished with the construction, dealing with tear out, mostly, I moved a drum sander to the top of my wish list (finally got it this December).
Finish is Waterlox
The photos do not do this justice, I took them in a hurry the day before I left for the wedding. The finish appears dead and dull in the photos, but is much richer in person. A word of advice, colored backdrops make color correction a nightmare, I should have known better.