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Project by majuvla posted 09-16-2015 10:58 AM 2297 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Croatian old traditional chest called ’’POSAVSKA SKRINJA’’ made mainly with oak, without any metal parts. It was used by our grand-grand parents in 18., 19. and first half of 20. century – just married young women brought it to husband’s house loaded with household goods. Ofcourse normal dimensions were some 90×50x70cm (WxLxH).
This one is 45×20x30cm.
I built it as surprise gift for my brother’s in law wedding this saturday for collecting wedding cards.
It was made mainly with oak leftovers, winished with some water based varnish. Those leters were burned.
For more info and photos about this old traditional design please Google : POSAVSKA SKRINJA

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted





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Paul Bucalo

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#1 posted 09-16-2015 11:14 AM

A beautiful piece of furniture that will surely become an heirloom for your brother-in-law’s family.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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dbray45

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#2 posted 09-16-2015 11:22 AM

Very nice work. That will be a gift that will be kept and cherished.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 09-16-2015 12:14 PM

Beautiful chest. It looks sturdy enough to carry gold bars!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 12:15 PM

Ivan, that is a beautiful chest. They will love it. It will be a family heirloom for sure!!
Nice job on it…...................cheers, Jim

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

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NightWoodworker

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#5 posted 09-16-2015 01:57 PM

Izvanredan rad! Nadam se da ce ostati zauvek u porodici kao sto su mnoge cuvane vekovima i prenosene s kolena na koleno.

-- Sawdust is nose-hair fertilizer.

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 09-16-2015 01:59 PM

Great looking chest. I like how the top turned out. Hope you signed and dated the bottom.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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oldsawtooth

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#7 posted 09-16-2015 03:35 PM

thats a awsome chest my friend, i wanna make something like that one day, great workmenship, nice finish too.God speed my friend!

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 09-16-2015 03:37 PM

That’s a great looking chest, Ivan.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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shipwright

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#9 posted 09-16-2015 04:49 PM

What a great gift. This will certainly be a family heirloom for generations to come.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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halfacre

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#10 posted 09-16-2015 05:17 PM

It looks great Ivan. Are you a full time woodworker?
What kinds of wood is sold at the stores or do you cut and process all the wood you use. Is there a lot of woodworkers in your area… Are you the best one????

Halfacre, Texas

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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david38

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#11 posted 09-16-2015 06:06 PM

great build

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 09-16-2015 06:17 PM

That is a real nice chest! I do like the natural look.
It appears that this one is about 1/2 the normal size but you really can’t tell that from the pictures.
I am sure your brother in law will be surprised and love it.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Nicky

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#13 posted 09-16-2015 06:32 PM

Really nice work.

-- Nicky

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Dave Rutan

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#14 posted 09-16-2015 06:56 PM

Beautiful work, Ivan! From your description I’d say it’s what we in America used to call a hope chest.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Mark Wilson

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#15 posted 09-16-2015 09:09 PM

Very nice, thoughtful work, Ivan.

-- Mark

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