Hickory Chest out of scraps for Mom

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Project by Richard posted 01-02-2010 12:14 AM 1693 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hickory chest I built for my mom on Mother’s day last year. A friend of mine salvaged a hickory tree which was going to be bulldozed, and sawmilled some planks for me. I am notorious for starting new projects with a full sized board instead of using the smaller scraps first. So when my supply of hickory ran out, I ended up searching high and low for all my leftover hickory scraps and dumping them on my workbench to see if I have enough to build something.

I did have enough to build mom a chest, and I usually fill the bins inside the chest with candy and other gifts. The animals inside the chest came from scrap wall-paper cutouts. The ring handles are also turned hickory which makes the handles functional and very unique. Overall a great project for your leftover scraps, and before you know it, mother’s day will soon be approaching

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 12:21 AM

Nice chest richard I like it’s unique style

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 12:26 AM

nice gift for mum well done


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#3 posted 01-02-2010 01:58 PM

Good job. Thats a wonderful gift. It finished out awesome. I like the drawings inside. Thanks for posting.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee

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