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Project by branch posted 10-02-2010 10:51 PM 1324 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi fellow LJ, a fun project, a little treasure chest i made for diana my daughter. She wanted a treasure chest for her classroom to keep all the treats in for her pupil’s. She is teaching infants this year i think the are kindergarten in America. It’s their first year at school. The first picture is Abbaigh witch is Abbey in Irish. She is a niece of mines we babysit her a lot which is great fun . The sixth picture is diana when I give her the chest.
diana wanted the chest to look old like a pirates chest to have a sort of a magical look to it with was not easy
the timber i used is ash to get a old look to it i mixed up some water best glue and dab-ed the chest in spots at random let it dry over night then sanded it down then put on some stain i mixed up dark oak Stan with pine and red Stan i rubbed it on with a cloth i give it 2 coats the stain did not darken the spots where i dab-ed on the glue mixture .
i let it dry over night then dab-ed some holes in it with a fine nail and sanded it against the grean with 100 grid
then sanded it with 400 grid smooth but leaving the scratches in it .then i but on 2 coats of lack er with a cloth .
that give me the old look i was looking for it measures 18 inches long by 11 wide and 12 high
i would be interested in your opinions good or bad
branch





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 11:10 PM

I didn´t know baby´s was deliveret in box´s , I thought it was a big bird that was coming with them….LOL

looks good Branch thats a real treassur chest

Dennis

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#2 posted 10-02-2010 11:21 PM

I thought it was suppose to be jack in the box not adorable cutie in the box. Great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 11:40 PM

Branch, what a nice chest I am sure that your daughter will appreciate it for years to come.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 10-03-2010 12:29 AM

I wouldn’t change a thing. I figure your daughter will treasure it and pass it on to a grandchild.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 10-03-2010 12:34 AM

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 10-03-2010 11:49 AM

Beautiful Branch, I love what you did with the finish. What did the shipping cost including baby? LOL. Just kidding. I can tell on your daughter’s face she is very pleased, that is one of those things that will live well beyond us all and she’ll look at that and think of her great Pa. Nice job Branch and thoughtful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 10-03-2010 06:16 PM

Branch, It looks great, the finish turned out quite nice. I am sure the little ones will be very happy with it, even though they may focus more on the contents, they will like that they are in a treasure chest.
Abbaigh is a real cutie.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Knothead62

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#8 posted 10-03-2010 08:15 PM

Cute! And the box is nice, too. Would I be out of line as to suggest air holes in the back for safety’s sake? Our kids had two store-bought toy boxes and both had air holes in them.

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branch

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#9 posted 10-03-2010 10:48 PM

hi thanks for all your great comments its the fair es that delivers babes in treasure chests over here in Ireland .
sorry the baby is not for shipping at any cost we love her to much
thanks for the suggestion about air holes in the chest but i think it is to small but for larger box is it is a good idea

branch

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#10 posted 10-06-2010 05:12 AM

Great box, sounds like a wonderful use for it, leave it to an Irishman to give someone just what they want and on time

-- Norman

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WildhorseAnnie

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#11 posted 11-16-2010 11:53 PM

Oh my goodness, I love this project, but I also love that baby! All of your projects are so beautiful. Thank you for your contributions to this site. I’m very new here and haven’t anything made that’s worthy, but soon.

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#12 posted 11-17-2010 12:05 AM

Very nicely done and with such a treasure included !

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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branch

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#13 posted 11-17-2010 12:18 AM

hi wildhorseannie thanks for your nice comment and welcome to LJ its a great website you wont find a friendly bunch of men and women any where else no mater where you look
looking froward to your first project good luck
branch

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