A cedar chest for Christmas

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 12-29-2015 02:25 AM 1105 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has wanted a cedar chest for quite some time now and every time we make one for a customer she really want’s it. So lately we have had a few orders for chest and I was slowly picking her brain about what she would like in a chest if she had one. We have not exchanged Christmas gift for the last two or three years because we wanted to make sure the kid’s had a good Christmas and around December money is usually tight, this year God blessed us with quite a few orders so we had a few extra bucks and decided to get each other a gift this year, she bought me a cool set of log tongs witch I really needed and she is not the type to want expensive store bought stuff, so I decided to make her a cedar chest with out her knowing hehe. I made this one 48’’ long instead of 36’’ and made it 20’’ deep instead of 18’’. I used a clear satin poly for the finish because that’s what she likes better then the gloss.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 02:34 AM

Always beautiful. Your wife should love it for years.

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

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 02:45 AM

Ahh….nice one Todd!!! Merry Christmas to the cedar queen Angie Barrone!!

-- 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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#3 posted 12-29-2015 02:50 AM

That looks awesome. I’m sure Angie absolutely loves it. I bet you could even get a few more tools for the shop without anything being said! Lol. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 01:37 PM

nice chest

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 01:38 PM

Tis a beauty Todd

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

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#6 posted 12-29-2015 10:33 PM

What a great gift and project. I’m sure it means more to her than anything you could possibly get her from the store, other than Diamonds….. LOL

Love the legs on this, I have always wanted to make something out of this type of wood. I haven’t ran across any in Southern California as of yet. Still hoping.

Great Job.

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

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#7 posted 12-30-2015 03:04 AM

Todd, that is absolutely beautiful, great job Buddy.

I reckon there will be a few “Brownie Points”, added to your score.

Love the natural edges.


-- 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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#8 posted 12-30-2015 03:52 AM

Thanks for the compliments everyone, and yes I got extra special treats for this one LOL

-- "The Cedar King"

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#9 posted 01-01-2016 06:37 PM

Very unique design and lovely contrast. Anyone would love this

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

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#10 posted 01-01-2016 09:08 PM

Nice chest, Todd!!

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

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#11 posted 01-04-2016 02:24 AM

Great chest Todd.that’s a great Christmas present.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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