Cherry clothes hamper

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Project by texaswoodlover posted 1240 days ago 3167 views 17 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and i found that we almost always ended up with a hamper in our bedroom so i thought why not make it something to look at. (instead of clean up) its constructed mostly of chery wood the carved panels are sugar maple and there are african mahogany inlay and trim. i used two 40lb torsion hindges from rockler. i have never used these before and while they are bulky they work great, just like a laptop you can open to any angle and the top stays in place. no smashed fingers or slamming shut. a definate must for toy chests.

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#1 posted 1240 days ago

Love the carved panels!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 1240 days ago

Great idea.

-- Rick Wood

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#3 posted 1240 days ago

Beautiful! Love the panels! Does a plastic bin sit inside of it or a bag or what? I’d like to see a pic of it fully assembled as it appears in your bedroom.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#4 posted 1240 days ago

Beautiful design/work and I too loved the panels.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 1240 days ago

Wow!!! I could not bear to throw dirty laundry in that. :) Especially wet towels.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 1240 days ago

Welcome to LJs
Wonderful design beautiful work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1239 days ago

Nice – I think I’ve got a new project.

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#8 posted 1239 days ago

it was pictured without bottom but was designed to hold a cloth drawstring bag, for the time being there is a plastic bin inside.

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#9 posted 1239 days ago

Love the carved panels.

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