Cedar Chest

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Project by Gater posted 08-26-2010 01:55 AM 1881 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Cedar Chest has been in the family for 102 yrs. It was wasting away in my dads garage for 15 yrs. The weather here in South Louisiana is ruff. My parents wanted me to refinish it. It’s now nice enough to be used and has a place in the house. Walnut veneer covers the outside along w/ pine vents on either side of the drawers. Cedar lined and poly finish. I did all the work by hand. (no power) To me it looks like it’s back from the grave.

-- Gator, Louisiana

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#1 posted 08-26-2010 03:25 AM

very nice piece…good job on the restoration..some lumber jock made that many years ago…great save,,,

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 08-26-2010 04:32 AM

Hey Gator,
Nice one.

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#3 posted 08-26-2010 04:50 AM

That’s awesome! Refinishing is harder than starting from scratch, but there are so many pieces like that one that truly deserve it.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#4 posted 08-26-2010 05:16 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 08-26-2010 07:15 PM

Wow Gater, what a great piece of family history! I’m glad you saved it for future generations. I believe that folks like us LJ’s are the only ones that are making anything that will ever last long enough to be called “antique”, “heirloom” etc. The stuff that’s avaiable for sale in the stores is all JUNK! It’s up to us, to be the craftsmen and craftswomen!

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