Cedar chest

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Project by stevematis posted 1523 days ago 1267 views 0 times favorited 6 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 1523 days ago

cool chest

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1523 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 1522 days ago

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

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 1522 days ago

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 1522 days ago

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 1522 days ago

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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