Treasure chest

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Project by Howie posted 1388 days ago 2564 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Treasure chest I built. The straps are heated and bent wood. The finish is shellac.

-- Life is good.

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#1 posted 1388 days ago

You made yourself a very nice chest. The straps are nice touch being wood and the joinery looks spot on.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 1388 days ago

Weee dogie that’s one cool Treasure chest a real clean build and fine workmanship.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1388 days ago

Beautiful job!! I love the bent wood straps. I’d love to see how you did that.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#4 posted 1388 days ago

hi nice chest well made i like it


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#5 posted 1388 days ago

I like the coopered lid and the straps. Much finer details in your chest than mine. I can never get the correct angle on the lid slats. Nice finish job, it has that nautical aged look that you associate with older sea chests.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#6 posted 1388 days ago

I actually got the plans for this from a WW magazine. I did not follow them exactly but added my own interpretation.(especially the way the straps were bent)
I have to build another one for my wife and I will set the straps over toward the edge a little more. Couldn’t do that with this one because of the type hinges I used.
When I build it I’ll take progress pictures and show how I did the bending. It actually wasn’t that big of a deal you will be surprised.(much easier than the mag article)

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 1388 days ago

AARRRR, where’s me gold coins?

Very well done. Good job.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#8 posted 1388 days ago

Hey Howie,
Real nice design and cool finish…well done.

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#9 posted 1388 days ago

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 1388 days ago

Great chest, very nice work.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 1387 days ago

Beautiful and unique. I like to modify plans myself to get it just like I would like. I do a lot of wood bending for oval boxes but never really thought about something like this. I also use a lot of shellac and happy when I see someone do the same. It’s such a great finish and easy to use. You did an outstanding job.


-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#12 posted 1387 days ago

That’s a very nice chest and you did a great job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 1386 days ago

Great chest

-- Norman

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#14 posted 1362 days ago

This is an awesome chest. Very kool. I want to make something similar to this down the road. I’d really like to see how you bent the wood. Take plenty of pics when you make another one. Appreciate it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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