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Project by jma213 posted 09-15-2016 05:29 PM 1648 views 16 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed an Oak version of my Map chest / Apothecary chest design. Stain is General Finishes Mahogany over White Oak Lumber. Just left the shop on the delivery truck – two more to go!





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Ben

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#1 posted 09-15-2016 05:35 PM

absolutely beautiful work!

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#2 posted 09-15-2016 05:40 PM

great for tools.. files, carving chisels, etc.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 05:42 PM



great for tools.. files, carving chisels, etc.

- woodchuckerNJ

I find that most people buy these for their bedrooms or entry ways – although I’ll admit I built an entire 4X8 workbench off the same design (3 combined into one).

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 05:42 PM



absolutely beautiful work!

- Ben

Thanks Ben – Truly appreciate the comment!

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 05:42 PM

Very beuatiful thin drawers, the wood and hardware match very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 05:47 PM

That is a classy looking piece of work! Well done!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#7 posted 09-15-2016 10:39 PM

Looks like it belongs in the map room of a museum—well done!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 09-16-2016 12:11 AM



Looks like it belongs in the map room of a museum—well done!

- Mean_Dean

Thanks mean dean – some day maybe!!!!

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#9 posted 09-16-2016 12:12 AM

Love it

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 09-16-2016 02:06 AM

Nice work.
I hope you make a build series of photos on your next one to show how you did some of the processes.
The finish fits nicely for this design

-- Eric, central Florida

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#11 posted 09-16-2016 03:07 AM

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#12 posted 09-16-2016 03:42 AM

Just Wow !!

-- Paul M

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#13 posted 09-16-2016 07:31 AM

I can only agree with the other LJs comments.
Just out of interest what is it going to be used for?
No doubt this day and age maps are now out of the question

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 09-16-2016 09:55 AM

That’s not a map chest…. that’s a ‘spoon cabinet’. At least that’s what I use mine for. Beautiful work on this.. and I love the oak.

Mine is not near as fancy. I bought it from the Florida Department of Corrections when they cleared house.

What I love about yours also is the proportions and you added a deeper drawer on the bottom. Looks very nice!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#15 posted 09-16-2016 11:02 AM



I can only agree with the other LJs comments.
Just out of interest what is it going to be used for?
No doubt this day and age maps are now out of the question

- robscastle

I design these to look like an old map chest, which would have limited storage options for today, but function for today is always on my mind. This unit actually only has 5 drawers. It looks like there are 9 tiny drawers, but there are actually on 5 (much deeper) drawers. This allows people to use it to store clothing in a bedroom, DVDs, books, art work. I l still do get requests to build them with the tiny drawers. Mostly from artists who need to store large prints, or women with lots of jewelry.

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