Cedar chest

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Project by stevematis posted 06-27-2010 10:15 PM 1549 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chest was made for my wife. (E.M.)
The top carving is not my work, my buddy had it in his garage. It was a bit small, I had to make a frame, to fit as a top. Only the E and the M letters are made by me.
The side walls and the bottom are made of red fence cedar boards. The handle made of a piece of 2×4 cedar board by band saw and sander. The finish is Minwax® Paste Finishing Wax.


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#1 posted 06-27-2010 10:19 PM

cool chest

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-27-2010 10:35 PM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 03:46 AM

Very nice chest. I like the carving too, no matter who did it.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 07:06 PM

Very nice! I like the carving, the tapered sides and the arch on the bottom.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 07:33 PM

Nice chest and very personal too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 08:11 PM

Thank you for your comments.
But, as I said before, the carving was made by somebody else, my friend gave it to me. He knows only that it was made in Europe, because his relatives left with him this carving. They are from Europe, probably from Poland.The wood could be santal, because the sweet smell, while I was sanding it at the frame.
The letter E and M was made by me, out of a piece of hard wood, which was taken from a machine skid, which come from Taiwan.


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#7 posted 12-12-2016 12:12 AM

very nice!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 12-12-2016 12:31 AM

I like it very well.

Fence cedar is a very usable wood, sands out nice and looks great.

Very nice use of an affordable wood.

-- just rjR

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