Cherry clothes hamper

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Project by texaswoodlover posted 04-08-2011 03:45 AM 3490 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 04-08-2011 03:50 AM

Love the carved panels!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 04:17 AM

Great idea.

-- Rick Wood

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 04:48 AM

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 04-08-2011 10:49 AM

Beautiful design/work and I too loved the panels.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 02:13 PM

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 04-08-2011 04:37 PM

Welcome to LJs
Wonderful design beautiful work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 04-08-2011 08:43 PM

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

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#8 posted 04-09-2011 12:41 AM

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 04-09-2011 03:30 AM

Love the carved panels.

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