Cedar Chest

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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 1634 days ago

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


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#2 posted 1634 days ago

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 1634 days ago

Very nice chest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1634 days ago

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 1634 days ago

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 1634 days ago

Came out nice.
Gotta keep the Mrs happy.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#7 posted 1634 days ago

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 1634 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#9 posted 1623 days ago

Very nice. How did you make the cushion?

-- Matt - Brooklyn, NY

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#10 posted 1623 days ago

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 1622 days ago

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 1622 days ago

Wonderful chest ,beautiful a great build.

-- Custom furniture

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