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Project by Zipsss posted 02-11-2010 06:01 PM 1983 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on a chest from Finewoodworker magazine. Walnut, cedar planks for the interior and birds eye maple veneer on the outside of the panels. The soft closers work great.

-- Zipsss





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#1 posted 02-11-2010 06:03 PM

Wow thats a fantastic looking chest good build and wonderful wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 06:06 PM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 07:11 PM

Nice blanket chest.

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#4 posted 02-11-2010 08:15 PM

Some great looking veneers and a beautiful looking chest.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 02-11-2010 09:15 PM

Nice chest.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 10:58 PM

Hi Ze’ev;

Great looking chest. Very good workmanship, as usual.

Lee

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 12:22 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship and result. Even though the chest looks extremely well made I am just as impressed with the finish. How did you do it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 03:29 AM

Hi buddy,

Very well done indeed. Love the design and the craftsmanship looks first rate!

Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 02-12-2010 04:19 AM

love it….what did you use for a finish? it shines!

-- M.K.

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#10 posted 02-12-2010 04:57 AM

Beautiful! Nice contrast in the woods!

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#11 posted 02-12-2010 05:36 PM

Thank you for your comments. It was based on Peter Turner’s chest, but with a few differences. The top is not square, is rounded on the front and the sides taper towards the back. The panels are not solid, veneer on the outside and cedar inside. The finish is blond shellac, 3 coats on the chest and 5 on the top. And then sanded with 1000 grit sandpaper. The last coat contains more alcohol than shellac and I use a pad.

-- Zipsss

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