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Curly Maple Chest

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Project by Allen posted 03-16-2010 01:42 AM 2134 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chest is one of two I made as the final project for my apprenticeship back in ‘99. It has a curly maple top and drawer fronts with plain maple sides. I used poplar as my secondary wood. The chest shown is my first attempt at staining. The other I left a natural finish. I learned that patience is needed when staining or you end up with a big mess that could ruin a lot of hard work. This project included many aspects of wood working from milling lumber to hand planing figured wood. Each of these chests were given to my daughters when they were born. since then they have aged beautifully…...both the chest of drawers and my daughters.





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 02:03 AM

Nice looking chest.

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 02:07 AM

Good looking chest. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 02:11 AM

Good choice of drawer fronts, looks good!

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 02:17 AM

Beautiful chest : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 04:29 AM

Really nice piece.

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

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#6 posted 03-16-2010 06:08 AM

Nice, Like the legs

-- Alex

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 02:25 PM

Good looking chest. Love the dovetailed bracket feet.

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 06:08 PM

nice chest.
thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#9 posted 03-21-2010 09:19 PM

nice chest
and welcome to L J

Dennis

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