1740s Line & Berry Chest

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Project by lumberdog posted 10-04-2015 10:27 PM 984 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspiration for this chest came from Popular Woodworking Magazine, I used walnut with holly for the lines and pine for the berries. All dovetails are hand cut, secondary woods are maple, pine and oak, the inside of the top is lined with cotton fabric and the small box is lined with felt. The finish is linseed oil and 3 coats of shellac. This project was challenging but also a lot of fun. Thanks for looking.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 12:36 AM

That is a beautiful chest….I like line and berry details and the band cut dovetails.

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 01:43 AM

That is one fine looking box and craftsmanship !


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 02:17 AM

She’s a stunner alright, great work Lumberdog!

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 05:05 AM

Stunning. Great craftsmanship.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 05:10 AM

You should be very proud of your workmanship! well done.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#6 posted 10-05-2015 05:29 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 10-05-2015 03:39 PM

Great! Beautiful!

-- shuja

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#8 posted 10-05-2015 05:40 PM

Beautiful job

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#9 posted 10-05-2015 11:48 PM

That’s a beautiful chest! The inlay work is gorgeous, and your dovetails are flawless—lucky you, getting to enjoy it every day!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 10-06-2015 04:09 AM

That is amazing craftsmanship.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#11 posted 10-06-2015 09:18 AM

Well done!

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#12 posted 10-09-2015 07:29 PM

Good work. Beautifully. It is pleasant to me.

-- Ganchik Sasha

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