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Project by poppatom posted 06-05-2010 01:05 PM 3409 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this hope chest for a friend to give to his new wife on their wedding day but since they would be living in a travel trailer it had to be compact. They both worked construction and followed the work where ever it went thus the travel trailer.
I used ash with a cherry stain with 1/4” thick walnut for the panels for a contrasting effect. I also lined the inside with padded burgundy felt. I used sill seal for the padding.
In it’s original state this chest would have sat at the end of a queen size bed so with a lot of help from a calculator it became a what I refer to as a mini hope chest.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.





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#1 posted 06-05-2010 02:00 PM

I like this little chest Tom. Good stuff…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 02:47 PM

Hey Tom, That’s a cool little chest! Is that a walnut strip in the top? That adds a really nice touch of detail with the contrasting woods. Great job and I bet they love it.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 04:54 PM

I like this a lot the smaller size is really appealing well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 04:55 PM

Very nice and compact, I like the reduced size to it. When I first saw it, I thought it was made out of cherry. Overall very pleasing to the eye.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 06:01 PM

Great looking little chest Tom. The woods contrast nicely. Well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 10:08 PM

excellent work

-- Norman

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poppatom

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#7 posted 06-05-2010 10:49 PM

Once again thanks to all for taking the time to view my work. Maybe one day I’ll build the full version.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 11:07 PM

Nice combination of wood. Well done

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 06-06-2010 02:04 PM

Hi Tom, nice job on the small chest. I looked at it over and over trying to get the size pinned down but, everything in all the pictures have no relative size that I can determine. Do you mind just posting the dimensions?

Thanks,

-- Jim

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poppatom

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#10 posted 06-07-2010 12:06 PM

For those that are curious about the dimensions of this project and if memory serves I think it was 18” X 12”. I haven’t a clue as to where the original plans are at this time but for those interested I’ll try and dig them out.
Once again thanks for viewing.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#11 posted 01-06-2012 07:55 AM

Tom, nice job and good combination of woods. Looks great. I would like to know the size also. Thanks for posting.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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