My Wifes Hope Chest

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Project by Monty Queen posted 08-16-2009 07:11 PM 2113 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this hope chest out of red oak and stained it with red oak stain and used wipe on polly. I enjoyed doing this project. I am not sure what i will make next it might be a while.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 07:23 PM

monty ,
this looks better than the stuff
in the furniture stores !

i bet she likes it .

now about that next project ,
how about …........

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 07:28 PM

Thanks Patron, your too kind, thanks for the comment it means a whole lot.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 08:58 PM

Monty, this is great looking chest. She will love it. I walked around an Ashley furniture store a few weeks back and I cant say I seen a chest that would come close to the looks or the construction of this one . Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 09:16 PM

Great hope chest.

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 09:54 PM

Great chest fantastic work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 09:57 PM

Your wife has a lovely chest you must be proud.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 10:41 PM

Great build!

(Alistair, I don’t think it is polite to tell a man that his wife has a nice chest!) :-)

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

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#8 posted 08-17-2009 01:01 AM

How can you top Alistair’s comment! lol. Monty, great job on the chest. I like your detail on the legs. I’m sure you will think of something for another project. Keep them coming.

-- John @

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#9 posted 08-17-2009 03:47 AM

Nice job. I like the leg detail too.

-- Phil 4:13------Our family motto

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#10 posted 08-17-2009 04:22 AM

A great looking hope chest. Nice job on the finish. And I see cedar lined.

-- 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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