cedar trunk

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Project by Jim Finn posted 05-30-2010 06:11 PM 2502 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.

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Richard Alexander

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 06:44 PM

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- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 06:51 PM

Wonderful trunk a great build love that cedar.

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 07:10 PM

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.

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 12:07 AM

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 05-31-2010 02:17 AM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 05-31-2010 02:19 AM

I really like that cedar one too. Great work!

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#7 posted 05-31-2010 03:12 AM

Awesome job on the hope chest. Fantastic work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#8 posted 05-31-2010 05:46 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 05-31-2010 03:28 PM

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

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#10 posted 07-20-2011 03:45 AM

VERY nice!!!!!!

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#11 posted 07-20-2011 02:29 PM

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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