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Project by Gater posted 1428 days ago 1445 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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grizzman

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#1 posted 1428 days ago

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

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

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 1428 days ago

Hey Gator,
Nice one.

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learnin2do

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#3 posted 1428 days ago

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

-- christine

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jim1953

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#4 posted 1428 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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RWJones

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#5 posted 1427 days ago

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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