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Cedar Chests for Daughters-in-Law

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Project by Dwayne Sneed posted 12-08-2009 03:49 PM 1493 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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patron

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 04:03 PM

well dwayne , kent is right ,

what to say ?

your work is exceptional ,
these are very well done .
that you got to ’ help ’ your sons ,
is priceless !

any more in the works ?

like maybe with the grand kids ?

-- 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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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 04:18 PM

David, Did I hear you correctly—”Kent is right” Would you please pass that along to my wife?

Dwayne, Again, great job. You are quickly becoming a great asset here on LJs.
Keep up the good work (And buy more tools)

Kent

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 04:48 PM

dear mrs. shepherd :

IF , kent is right ,
i am sure it is because of your patience and guidance !

if he isn’t ,
just send him back to the shop ,

who knows ,
miracles do happen !

-- 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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Dwayne Sneed

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 05:00 PM

David – I’m always ready for more. Both sons have graduated college and are working on their respective careers, so not too much time for Mom and Dad, but they do seem to remember us when they need something. I am sure that they will think of something at some point. At present we only have the one grand-daughter and she is just 17 months old. But if someday she, or future grandchildren come to me with a request, I will do my best to be there for her/them. My wife, children, grandchildren, and my woodwork give my life fulfillment, and I am greedy, I want ALL I can get.

Man, I wish you had not said Kent was right, we will never hear the end of that.

-- Dwayne Sneed – Pursuing the passion.

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#5 posted 12-08-2009 06:43 PM

I always knew that Kent was right but never game enough to say so.. thanks for being first David..
Dwayne… nice work… well balanced and the proportions are well thought out.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 07:25 PM

Hi Larry

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#7 posted 12-08-2009 09:13 PM

Nice looking chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 12-08-2009 10:57 PM

Gorgeous, Dwayne!

Love the grain, color and proportions.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 01-03-2010 02:14 AM

Nice chest. Well done. BTW, are you from Seminole?

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