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When the oldest son got engaged, he came to me and asked if “we” could build a cedar chest for him to give to his future wife for a wedding present. So “we” did. Chest is solid oak, raises panels on all four sides and is fully lined with cedar, weighs a ton.
A year later, the youngest son gets engaged, you guessed it, “we” get to build another cedar chest. Baby brother had a little different idea about design. He liked the ogee feet, but I did not like the typical ogee feet that you usually see, so I had my own idea. I wanted a more substantial foot that would ground the piece, so I made the feet first and had them in my closet for a couple of months before I ever started the box. This chest is ash, has two small working drawers with hidden compartments under each drawer, raised panels on three sides, and only the bottom is lined with cedar, only weighs 3/4 of a ton.
I always enjoy my projects, but these two were special on several levels; I share the design and construction with my sons, and they were both for two pretty special girls (ladies).
-- Dwayne Sneed – Pursuing the passion.