Silverware Chest in Mahogany w/ Inlay

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Project by Paul posted 09-18-2007 08:24 PM 2467 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this silverware chest for a friend and his bride as a wedding present a couple of years ago. Designed and built around an insert from Rockler. Satin Srpay Laquer. Wish I would have had time to do something interesting inside the lid, but I barely got this much done in time for the finish to dry in time for the wedding.

Don’t tell, but I recycled the mahogany from a book shelf unit that was being tossed.

Sorry the 2nd & 3rd pictures aren’t that great – blurry.

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 09-18-2007 08:32 PM

what a WONDERFUL gift. This is beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 09-18-2007 08:50 PM

Really exquistite work, Paul.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-19-2007 12:55 AM

wonderful piece, always great to see “trash” turned into treasure

-- Rick - Spring, TX

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#4 posted 09-19-2007 02:37 AM

very impresive work of art.

-- bryano

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#5 posted 09-19-2007 02:42 AM

Very nice chest!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 09-19-2007 03:04 AM

Looks like a box to me and I just love small wooden boxes, Paul. Nice work. I like the inlay. I’ve yet to incorporate inlay work in my boxes. Must give that a try.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 09-19-2007 04:20 AM

Great recovery on the mahogany. Very nice present.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 09-19-2007 06:26 AM

Wonderful work Paul. I love to see creations like this that come of ‘tossed’ items. One man’s junk….

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#9 posted 09-19-2007 02:53 PM

Very sweet!

What struck me immediately is that I recently did a box with almost identical feet.

And here I thought I was so original. lol

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

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#10 posted 09-20-2007 03:08 AM

Man I love these boxes! I have to start building them!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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