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Project by Kohawk posted 09-19-2018 10:03 PM 775 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son got married this past summer. My wife had the idea of making a hope chest for he and his bride. Could not be happier how it turned out. Found a neat set of plans from Wood Magazine. Made it from walnut hardwood and maple plywood. All of the stiles and rails are 1” thick. The plans called for it and I’m glad I went with it. All legs are 1.5” and plywood is .5” thick. I bought .25” plywood and glued two pieces together to create .5”. They are connected through tongue and groove construction. What really put this project over the top was my wife’s engraving design for the lid and her working in a school with a CNC machine. It turned out beautiful. Lastly I used wipe on poly for a finish. I probably put at least 5-6 coats on, then sprayed on two coats of semi-gloss poly.

-- Larry, Iowa





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#1 posted 09-20-2018 01:32 AM

A very nice chest with great color combination.

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#2 posted 09-20-2018 01:39 AM

Thank you.

-- Larry, Iowa

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#3 posted 09-20-2018 10:33 AM

That’s beautiful and the engravings are great. I’m sure the kids will treasure it forever.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#4 posted 09-20-2018 10:53 AM

Nice work

-- Petey

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#5 posted 09-20-2018 11:51 AM

Beautiful !!! the CNC is a wonderful touch. I have some weddings coming up over the next few years with kids and this is a brilliant idea.

Great work

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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