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Project by fladdy posted 1311 days ago 1438 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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GMman

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#1 posted 1311 days ago

Very nice chest finish is great too

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Eagle1

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#2 posted 1311 days ago

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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skeeter

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#3 posted 1311 days ago

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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dorran

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#4 posted 1311 days ago

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 1311 days ago

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

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fladdy

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#6 posted 1310 days ago

Thanks everybody. Thanks Skeeter for the tip.

-- Fladdy

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#7 posted 1310 days ago

Nice looking chest, Fladdy.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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macomberk

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#8 posted 1310 days ago

Really nice piece of work!

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fladdy

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#9 posted 1305 days ago

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

-- Fladdy

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