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Project by Kevin Violette posted 2459 days ago 1649 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife does needlepoint and I got sick of seeing her stuff in a plastic shopping bag so I made her this chest to store and organize her things. The top is higed and has a lid stay. The front panel folds down to allow access to a removable drwaer and lower storage compartment. I used baltic bich ply and made the side handles and knob for the lid out of oak.

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2459 days ago

that’s great—looks like stuff is really accessible

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2459 days ago

Looks like it works like a charm.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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TomFran

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#3 posted 2459 days ago

That was nice that you could use your woodworking skills to make your wife a nice box to facilitate her needlepoint talent. Sounds like a win/win to me!

That’s part of the fun of what we (woodworkers) do – devising solutions to meet needs.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 2459 days ago

Great project, and may I say you have taken that Baltic Birch ply a long way from simple sheet goods. The front knob design is a winner, too. I need to make my fabric arts wife something like this.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2459 days ago

Momma’s gotta love that! Nice looking and functional.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2459 days ago

I really like the sewing box that you created. My wife is into crochet and I can see an opportunity to gain some points for future use. I’m gonna have to make her a similar box for her crochet supplies.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Karson

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#7 posted 2459 days ago

Great box with a function. I’m sure she appreciated it.

-- 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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herbr

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#8 posted 2458 days ago

Great project and design. I`m sure it will be treasured

-- Spread love with our work

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Peter Oxley

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#9 posted 2458 days ago

Building something for your wife – what a novel idea! Why didn’t I think of that? Seriously, though, that’s a great chest! I’m sure your wife is very happy to have her things out of the shopping bag and into such an attractive box!

Just do me a favor – don’t tell my wife that you build things for your wife, or I’ll be expected to do the same.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2458 days ago

Peter, I feel torn – as a woman/wife I think it is my duty to let her in on the little secret that you could be (should be?) building things for her but as a LumberJock, I think there must be some unspoken code of brother/sisterhood that says that I must honour your request and remain silent.

oh what to do, what do do…

Dear Ms. “Peter’s wife”,
it has come to my attention that your hubby, a woodworker, has in the past neglected to create handi-dandy little wooden things to help you in your daily life and to express his love for you. I am sure that this letter will convince him to mend the errors of his ways. Look for something really special coming out of the workshop for you in the near future.

Your “sister”,
Debbie

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Don

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#11 posted 2458 days ago

Since I just love small wooden boxes, I know your wife will always treasure this. Nice work, Biff.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 2458 days ago

Great chest!

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

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Kevin Violette

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#13 posted 2458 days ago

Thanks guys, I apologize to anyone that now has to build something for their significant other. I will discuss my projects from now on in a more …........ spouseless fashion!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 2458 days ago

you might want to reconsider that decision, Kevin.
THINK: mention your spouse, show how thoughtful you are (compared to other woodworking spouses) and wow.. brownie points galore—and that results in: new woodworking toys!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Farles

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#15 posted 2458 days ago

Great job, Kevin. I know the satisfaction of giving a special item to a spouse…more toys, just like Debbie says. Another benefit…more time in the workshop. Cheers!

-- Farles from Niagara - Woodworking, like life, is a journey...enjoy the ride!

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