Hope Chest using Reclaimed Wood

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Project by KnotCurser posted 10-03-2015 02:29 PM 1201 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chest is a commissioned piece – and the second such chest ordered by this wonderful customer.

With the exception of the cedar lining, it’s entirely made from reclaimed lumber – it started out as a large pallet from a steel fabricating shop.

I used my CNC machine to engrave the wording on the lid prior to final assembly.

Finish started with a brown aniline dye, followed by two coats of tung oil and finally a coat of Maloof Finishing Oil.

Overall, the chest measures 46” long, 18” Deep and 18” high.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 10-03-2015 03:42 PM

Nice work! I really like that finish…

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#2 posted 10-03-2015 07:41 PM

This turned out nicely.

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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#3 posted 10-04-2015 02:13 PM

Really like the project and the finish is spot on for reclaimed wood, great combination

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#4 posted 10-06-2015 02:45 AM

That looks really nice. You did a great job! I really l ike the lettering.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 12:24 AM

Very nice. I like the cedar lining on the inside as well

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

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