Hope Chest - Walnut

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 06-16-2007 04:24 AM 3328 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, Here’s the walnut version of the hope chest. Fun project, easy to build. The kids really love them. Again, this is made with the Leigh Jig. This one is finished with 2 coats of Deft.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 06-16-2007 06:00 AM

They came out great. The Leigh Jig just moved up a couple of places in the wish list.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-16-2007 06:16 AM

Love that walnut, you scored big with me.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#3 posted 06-16-2007 07:44 AM

Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 06-16-2007 08:00 AM

Great job – nice joinery and wood finish. You must have a good supply of walnut :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 06-16-2007 01:44 PM

it’s beautiful…. oh Chip—where are you??? I’m sure he can smell that Walnut from here.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 06-17-2007 01:48 PM

Great wood and lovely chest.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 06-17-2007 02:19 PM

Is this version the full size one. What are its dimentions.

Great looking Hope Chest.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 06-18-2007 01:25 AM

Absolutely beautiful!


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#9 posted 06-18-2007 06:31 PM

I was just wondering the same thing Karson (dimensions).

Bob, since the Leigh jig is 16 or 24 inches, were you able to do the sides as single pieces or as sections and then glue them together?

A nice job.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 06-19-2007 06:27 AM

Beautiful workmanship Bob. Just awesome!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 06-20-2007 06:32 AM

very nice…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 10-02-2007 02:54 AM

Great worksmanship, I really like the dark finish and the dovetail detail. What are the dimensions?

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#13 posted 10-02-2007 06:04 AM

It’s made of solid cherry 5/8 thick. It’s ~ 23” x 12” x12”.

-- Bob A in NJ

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