Cedar chest for a soldiers wife.

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 06-27-2015 05:54 AM 1222 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We received an e-mail from a soldier over seas, he wanted to order an anniversary present for his wife since he won’t be here to give it to her personally. We were touched by his request and gladly accepted his order, the catch was we only had 5 days to build it and ship it. Even though it’s just a basic cedar chest, 5 days is pushing it for our shop. A few long nights and we got it done.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 06-27-2015 08:19 AM

Man, that is beautiful.
Great story.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 06-27-2015 10:40 AM

Very beautiful. 5 days is tough in any shop. It was the right thing to do. Awesome

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

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#3 posted 06-27-2015 10:51 AM

That is s gorgeous chest, Todd! It is real good that you could accommodate his request.

Nice going…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-27-2015 12:12 PM

Very nice and very quick. Nice story

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

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#5 posted 06-27-2015 04:34 PM

Beautiful chest with a great story.glad you were able to do it for the soldier.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 06-27-2015 07:13 PM

Beautiful chest. Good job!

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#7 posted 06-28-2015 12:18 AM

A beautiful job with no evidence of “rush job”. She will love it and he will be grateful you went the extra mile to get it done in the time allowed.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 06-28-2015 12:56 AM

I like it Todd…the chest and the back story both. Would like to build my daughter one for Christmas but having issues finding the cedar.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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