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About 5 years we built a hope chest for our daughter.
We used three species of wood. Maple, cedar and walnut. We used 3 types maple. Curly maple, Birdseye maple and quilted maple.
I designed it as frame and panel construction with maple stiles and rails and cedar panels. For the top I joined two pieces of Birdseye maple and a piece of curly maple with walnut bow ties at the seams. Then I laminated that to a piece of cedar. I worried about this warping but so far it hasn’t.
I struggled long and hard to come up with the perfect design. I wanted something that would represent my love for her. She knows she will always have my heart and now anyone who sees her hope chest will know it too.
The heart is quilted maple.
9-21-09 I updated the photos. I finally found one that showed the base moulding and the depth of the various grains.
-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.