Hope chest

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Project by Snowman12 posted 01-11-2016 01:36 PM 633 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at any chest, gift for my niece wedding. No screws or nails except for hardware, all box joints and dowels. All oak was free, found it piled up by railroad, cribbing for ties I guess. This is my first post, more to come I hope. Took me about a week to cut, glue and sand, another few months to find hardware I liked and finish. Thanks looking. I’m a beginner with limited tools.

-- Buck Creek Designs

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 04:17 PM

you did a nice job

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 05:44 PM

Very nice. I like your design. It is nice be able to find your materials for free.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 06:05 PM

I like the way you made those joints. It’s incredible what man can do with some scrap wood – brand new object. Hardware is the top of this project – make this chest even better.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-12-2016 05:55 PM

Nice box, and the corners was a really good idea.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 12:14 AM

Thank you for your nice comments

-- Buck Creek Designs

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