Cedar chest

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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 11-09-2015 06:01 AM 1365 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received an order for a basic cedar chest, but instead of just a square lid, I decided to give it a live edge look. I think it really makes the chest. The chest is 36” long X 20” tall X 18” deep. Eastern red cedar with 5 coats of gloss polyurethane, that polly really makes it shine.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 06:04 AM

That looks awesome. Love it. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 10:45 AM

Great looking piece sir.

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

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#3 posted 11-09-2015 11:53 AM

She’s a beauty, Todd!!! I like the live edge and the bold hinges!!

Well done for sure…...............................Jim

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

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#4 posted 11-09-2015 02:17 PM

That live edge really sets it off as something special. Great idea

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#5 posted 11-09-2015 02:46 PM

This is great. Giving me an idea on what to do with all my farm-cut cedar that has been drying the the barn for almost a year now. What’s the thickness on all the side panels?

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#6 posted 11-09-2015 02:48 PM

Todd, this is a very nice cedar chest. Congratulations.

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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#7 posted 11-09-2015 02:50 PM

Very cool a great looking chest with super wood.

-- Custom furniture

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#8 posted 11-09-2015 03:01 PM

Thanks everyone for you comments.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#9 posted 11-09-2015 11:24 PM

Great job, a real beauty.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-10-2015 12:35 AM

Impressive build cedar king….nice!!!

-- 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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#11 posted 11-10-2015 09:24 AM

Absolutely Beautiful, I love that timber.


-- 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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#12 posted 11-10-2015 12:42 PM

Super nice chest. I really like the natural edge on the lid

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

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#13 posted 11-10-2015 08:22 PM

Todd, what is the thickness of the side panels and the top?

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#14 posted 11-12-2015 06:34 AM

Thanks again everyone for your comments, a few of you asked me some questions on material thickness of this project. The side panels are 3/4” thick and the lid was an 1 1/4” thick. I usually do the lid at a 1 1/2” thick and the sides at 1’’, but I decided to do it a little different since I had a bunch of already milled up material I wanted to use up. I do like the side at 3/4” and will continue to do so, but the lid I like better at 1 1/2” because it makes the live edge look better the thicker it is.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#15 posted 11-14-2015 01:50 AM the live edge,really adds to the look.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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