4 sisters

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 12-22-2017 02:19 AM 1207 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted lately. These aren’t any different than I have done before, only they have a story. The cedar logs came from the family property and dad wanted 4 matching chests for 4 daughters. Here’s what we we came up with. The tops are made from matching slabs from 2 logs so they are similar. They are all the same dimensions, 42” long, 21” deep and 20” tall.

Aromatic Red Cedar is good in small quantities, but I couldn’t hardly stand the smell in the shop any more.

Thanks for reading and all suggestions and comments are welcome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 12-22-2017 02:27 AM

Beautiful work and a good story behind the chest. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 12-22-2017 02:33 AM

Excellent work. Interesting story and I agree after a bit the aroma of cedar gets old.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 12-22-2017 02:43 AM

Nice looking chests. Funny.interesting how the color of the two logs is so different.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 12-22-2017 02:46 AM

Wow! those are Beautiful! I use red cedar from time to time but the boards you used are Fabulous, Love the story you have done well.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 12-22-2017 02:53 AM

Your 4 Sisters look really nice Monte and the grain and finish is so beautiful! But I got to be honest… I am no fan when it come to the smell; I do not like the smell of cedar at all. I can almost smell it just looking at your photos! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 12-22-2017 03:17 AM

Those are great looking Monte,nice work.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#7 posted 12-22-2017 03:32 AM

Great work.

I do have to dispute the smell of the cedar! Like a good perfume to me!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 12-22-2017 04:31 AM

Great work and Merry Christmas.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 12-22-2017 04:33 AM

Nice work. Those sisters are going to need brothers soon.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 12-22-2017 05:12 AM

Nice to see your work again, never tired of seeing the figured wood you use. Of course I don’t need to smell it every day.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 12-22-2017 05:57 AM

LO0king gOOd… Years ago I lined a closet in my house with aromatic cedar. My clothes semlled like cedar when I wore them.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#12 posted 12-22-2017 06:42 AM

Beautiful chests and story, Monte. I hope the young ladies treasure them being made from the homestead. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 12-22-2017 09:45 AM

Excellent work Monte. The cedar is spectacular. When I was a small child and we were still living in Wisconsin we used to visit my uncle’s family in Fargo ND and he had his basement paneled in aromatic cedar. I remember loving that smell. I guess working with it is a bit different though with aromatic sawdust flying around!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 12-22-2017 10:46 AM

You did Mother Nature proud….Outstanding….

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#15 posted 12-22-2017 10:58 AM

Those lids are amazing, awesome looking grain patterns. Merry Christmas to you and yours, hope all is well at the Pittman house

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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