Blue Stained Lodgepole pine sea chest

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More of that beeltle killed blue stained pine made into a rustic sea chest. The lodgepole pine was meant for a barn, but was saved since it had some blueing to it. Everything else is from scraps from my workshop including the leftover wall paper. This rustic sea chest will be donated to McPaws animal shelter raffle here in Idaho. I wanted to make some bins in the sea chest where I could fill them with those chocolate gold coins to entice the bidders.

The handles are something I came up with since I don’t have enough skill to do a rope beckett handle.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 1502 days ago

Nice job richard very good work.

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#2 posted 1502 days ago

Good Looking Chest, my Friend!! That Bluing is really pretty, gives it a lot of character… Good Luck with the Raffle!!

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

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#3 posted 1502 days ago

nice work, good job on those joints, not an easy thing to keep them clean with pine – nicely done!

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#4 posted 1502 days ago

Very beautiful piece, good work.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 1502 days ago

Great piece of work. The dog does’t look to thrilled about the cats being above him. LOL

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 1502 days ago

the chest is superb, & the donation for the raffle is terrific. I am a big animal lover & rescue know the folks will appreciate your box. Good luck & hope it helps McPaws

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#7 posted 1502 days ago

Great handles.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#8 posted 1502 days ago

Very cool chest Richard. Nice work….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 1502 days ago

great build and a good cause

-- -erik & christy-

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#10 posted 1502 days ago

Very nice chest. I especially like the handles and the blue image on the top. Great job on the bins, as well.


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#11 posted 1501 days ago

Very nice! I like the hinges it is so strong. Unique handles and joint.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 1435 days ago

Very eye-catching and enviable. I want one just like it. Just have to find me some blue lodgepole.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#13 posted 863 days ago

Love this piece, but where did you find the cat picture, My two Maine coon cats loved it but aren’t crazy about your Lab. Thanks

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#14 posted 626 days ago

Beautiful is what comes to mind. It has awesome colors and great detail. Great piece.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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