Pecan Hope Chest

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Project by mdp posted 02-11-2010 05:24 AM 2484 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is the last installment of my trilogy to the Pecan Box Joint Cases… I think I have it out of my system now… But we’ll just have to give it time to be sure! This is the last of my Pecan from my pile so now I am off to find something new. This wood lent itself so well to the box joint that I couldn’t imagine doing this commission any other way…

The case is made of Pecan as said, and the box joint fingers are 3/4”. All the faces are book matched. It also has an Eastern Red Cedar bottom to give it that cedar chest appeal. It is finished with shellac and varnish.

The chest was commissioned as a wedding gift for a gentleman to his new bride.

-- Michael

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 05:31 AM

This is an outstanding chest beautiful

-- wood crafting & classes

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 05:32 AM

Looks great, That pecan looks almost as good as a pecan pie taste.

I like the look the box joint adds to the chest.

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

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 05:36 AM

What an excellent gift.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#4 posted 02-11-2010 05:44 AM

Nice box. Beautiful wood

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 02-11-2010 06:07 AM

Looks great! I just did the same for my wife as a wedding present

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 04:36 PM

Great job on the chest Michael, love the pecan. I see that you used the hinges from Rockler. I used them on a blanket chest that I made last year and was very impressed with them.

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

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 01:13 AM

great looking box, I just finished up a sidetable made from pecan,,it’s great to work with, hard as nails but great looking wood..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#8 posted 11-07-2011 02:06 AM

Great looking chest. How is pecan to mill? I just got a exellent deal on close to 3k of 4/4 and 8/4 plus a few 100 of 12/4 turning stock.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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#9 posted 11-20-2011 08:12 PM

beautiful chest, i too have a stack of pecan that will become something…im not sure yet, it might become a entertainment center…but this i do know…pecan is very hard wood…and tough on my i know my planer knives will need to be resharpened…great piece here…love the joinery…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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