|Project by Richard||posted 1291 days ago||1786 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Another chest for charity. The red oak came from a demolition site where they were removing trees, and the red oak was a little more spalted than I liked and part rotted (I had to cut out the punky parts).
I wanted to build a letter chest where one could hold their lover’s letters and such like they did a long time ago, but with the age of email and twitter, I guess I am out of touch. Oh well, the chest is going to a silent auction and I will fill those inner bins with chocolate coins and huge chocolate bars in the letter holders to intice the bidding. I guess the winner will decide to store letters or chocolates in their chest.
On the front, a knothole fell out so I inlayed it with some turquoise, and placed some left over wallpaper on the floor of the chest.
-- Richard Boise, Idaho