Cedar Chest

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Project by sticks4walking posted 01-17-2010 02:57 PM 1597 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just completed a Cedar Chest for the wife. I love Cherry wood, so I made it out of Cherry, then the wife desides she wants it dark. Well, broke my heart but I ended up staining it dark walnut. ?? Don’t ask me, I would have made it of walnut if I knew.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 03:18 PM

Still looks like you did a fantastic job. Good work.


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#2 posted 01-17-2010 03:19 PM

Very nice chest Mike. Sad news having to stain the cherry, but that’s the way it goes sometimes…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 03:25 PM

Very nice chest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 04:23 PM

It looks great.

I wonder if the natural darkening of cherry as it ages make this chest even darker as time goes by?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-17-2010 05:46 PM

I personally love cherry stained dark. The grain of the woods is totally different, and I don’t think you can get that awesome tiger striping with walnut. I showed this to my wife and she loved it too, so good job :)

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#6 posted 01-17-2010 05:48 PM

Came out nice.
Gotta keep the Mrs happy.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#7 posted 01-17-2010 05:50 PM

You made a cedar chest out of cherry then made it look like walnut. That’s quite a transformation ;)

I see in the background something walnut looking. I guess that was the reason – to match.

It looks beautiful.

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#8 posted 01-17-2010 10:02 PM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#9 posted 01-29-2010 05:11 AM

Very nice. How did you make the cushion?

-- Matt - Brooklyn, NY

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#10 posted 01-29-2010 06:25 AM

Matt: The cushion was the easiest part. I took a piece of MDF put on a piece of foam and stapled a piece of material over it to the bottom of the MDF. Then screwed the MDF to the top of the chest from the underside of the top. Does that make sence? I think it was easier to make than it was to type.Ha Ha Ha.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#11 posted 01-29-2010 07:41 AM

I see – so just some foam you get at a craft store or something. Thanks, simple enough.

-- Matt - Brooklyn, NY

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#12 posted 01-29-2010 07:42 AM

Wonderful chest ,beautiful a great build.

-- Custom furniture

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