Oak Chest

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Project by fladdy posted 12-10-2010 05:37 PM 1670 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this oak chest for my brother-in-law. He wanted something to put his dog food in and sit on to tie his boots. It’s made out of 3/4” oak plywood with 1/4” mullion to make the panel look. I got that idea from another project/lumberjock, thanks. The decorative piece isn’t quite as dark as I was hoping it would be. The top is solid oak. I finished it with minwax stain and polyurethane. I’m very pleased with it but I would definitely love to hear tips or tricks on how to make the next one better. There is a lot about finishing that I do not know or understand how or why to use.

-- Fladdy

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#1 posted 12-10-2010 06:44 PM

Very nice chest finish is great too

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 08:06 PM

Nice chest would like to see the inside any chance on seeing it?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 11:49 PM

you should try transtint dyes on oak. They will give you exactly the color you are looking for on the surface and it will not make the vessels look black like pigment stain.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#4 posted 12-11-2010 06:10 AM

Functional and looks good.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#5 posted 12-11-2010 10:40 AM

Hey Fladdy,
Sweet design and nice finish…good job.

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#6 posted 12-11-2010 11:55 PM

Thanks everybody. Thanks Skeeter for the tip.

-- Fladdy

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#7 posted 12-12-2010 12:00 AM

Nice looking chest, Fladdy.

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#8 posted 12-12-2010 12:18 AM

Really nice piece of work!

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#9 posted 12-17-2010 03:27 AM

Here’s the inside Eagle, enjoy. Thanks for the tip about the transtint dyes skeeter

-- Fladdy

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