Cedar Chest

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Project by Beau posted 1653 days ago 1791 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cedar chest for a lady that I met two years ago. I have been finishing projects on her house that her husband did not finish before he passed away. He was a woodworker that had made a few cedar chests for members of his family. I copied his design and finished this chest that he had started for his daughter. I am looking forward to giving it to her.

-- Beau, Indiana

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#1 posted 1652 days ago

Great looking Chest Beau. She will be proud you finished it for her.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#2 posted 1652 days ago

What a great thing to do for someone. What kind of finish did you use? It looks great.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#3 posted 1652 days ago

Beautiful chest great wood too.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1652 days ago

Great work I am sure she will love it.

-- Duane, Ohio

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Stanley Coker

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#5 posted 1652 days ago

Great looking cedar and a great job on the chest.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#6 posted 1652 days ago

That’s a selfless thing to do for someone, so hats off to you for finishing it for her. I’m sure she’ll be happy and touched that you completed it.

Nice piece! I bet your garage/shop smells pretty good right now!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 1652 days ago

Great job and beautiful wood, I am especially impressed with the top. Looking at the end grain it appears to be book matched, nice touch.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Bill Akins

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#8 posted 1652 days ago

Gotta love cedar chest. Good work.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#9 posted 1652 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 1652 days ago

Jason, I used three coats of danish oil with four coats of water based semi gloss polyurethane over it.

-- Beau, Indiana

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#11 posted 1651 days ago

Awsome looking cedar and nice work too. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 1458 days ago

save the shavings, your dog or cat will thank you for it, fleas hate it.

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#13 posted 1458 days ago

Oh yes, I forgot to add, very nice looking chest.

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