cedar trunk

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Project by Jim Finn posted 1421 days ago 1771 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make these small round top trunks of cedar , fir, and yellow pine. The first two pictured are cedar. One unfinished. The other photo is one made of yellow pine. Most have brass door hinges but some have all oak hinges imake with a box joint jig and my table saw. These are 25” long and 16” wide and tall. Raised panels on sides and top and bottom are made of 1/4” slats. I have made about 30 of these, all slighlty different from the others. I finsh them with shellac and poly.

-- In God We Trust

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#1 posted 1421 days ago

Those are nice looking boxes. I can’t get over how nice the finished cedar chest looks. It’s not the typical cedar box by any means. Are these your plans? Thanks for posting.

-- Richard- Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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#2 posted 1421 days ago

Wonderful trunk a great build love that cedar.

-- Custom furniture

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 1421 days ago

Yes ,I designed these boxes. Made a bunch out of fir and pine from 2×4’s to learn how to make them well before using cedar. Thanks for your kind comments.

-- In God We Trust

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#4 posted 1421 days ago

You do Great Work, my Friend. I like these very much…
Thanks for sharing them, Jim, and Welcome to LJ’s!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 1421 days ago

Really like the cedar chest. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1421 days ago

I really like that cedar one too. Great work!

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#7 posted 1421 days ago

Awesome job on the hope chest. Fantastic work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#8 posted 1421 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 1420 days ago

The chests look very nice. Good work. love that cedar.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 1005 days ago

Beautiful, love the domed top.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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