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Project by Roz posted 1091 days ago 1712 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project I have wanted to do for several years. I have been collecting wood for it since 2000. It is a replacement for a cedar chest that was my very first wood working project and had belonged to my mother. I promised the old chest to my niece but before I could pass it on I had to make a replacement and this is it. ( you’ll see it soon) This one is figured Cherry with raised panels of figured maple. The drawer is Clear “Sugar” Pine. It is lined with on quarter inch thick tongue and grove Eastern Red Cedar planks. The chest is 9 inches deep and the drawer is 10 inches deep. The chest is 44 inches long and 19 inches wide.

The lid has bread board ends and its underside carries a cedar panel set into a molding that acts as seal to the box. The bottom of the chest area is line in cedar on both sides because the chest bottom is also the drawer cavity top. This provides total enclosure of the chest contents in cedar.

The hardware is solid Brass with the drawer pulls coming from some Antique shop for some future project. The drawer slides are Accuride full extention which I use almost exclusively.

I used Rockler lid supports which are giving me trouble. I have ordered a liter weight replacement to see if it corrects the problem.

I installed a lid Lock also from Rockler and have had trouble getting it to line up exactly, but it is close and does work. It is just not as smooth as I would like it to be. I have a little tuning to do on it yet.

Thanks for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy it.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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peteg

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#1 posted 1091 days ago

Wow, that is a beautiful replacement Terry, looks like it has a nice balance to it, love your timber blending & thoese feet to set it of, Great job well done, you should be well pleased :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Roz

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#2 posted 1091 days ago

Thanks Peteg.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1091 days ago

Awesome!! Really nice. Are box joints instead of dovetails on drawers fair? ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Bob Kollman

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#4 posted 1091 days ago

Cedar and cherry…What a great combination. It looks fantastic,
the cherry panels really caught my eye’s!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 1091 days ago

Wow, that’s beautiful. The maple has fantastic grain and color patterns. I love the way cherry changes color as it ages.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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ChrisN

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#6 posted 1091 days ago

Beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1091 days ago

Terry, this chest is one fine piece of work. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roz

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#8 posted 1091 days ago

Thank you all. This makes me feel better after the work involved and then to have trouble with the lid supports and the latch giving me greef.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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grizzman

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#9 posted 1091 days ago

wow terry, you have made a fantastic family heirloom, no doubt about it, i love the whole design…great work here, your cousin is a lucky person…congrats on a beautiful build.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roz

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#10 posted 1091 days ago

Thank you Grizz! It was a joy to build….except for the last couple of details.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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STL

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#11 posted 1090 days ago

Great job Terry; I love the proportions, wood choice, and the finish looks great. A real piece to be proud of!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1090 days ago

Terry, thats a beautiful chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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kiefer

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#13 posted 1089 days ago

The chest is beautiful and certainly will be a good antique one day to be cherished by those that follow us.
All I can say great looking job and craftsmanship and choice of wood and design!
Your buddy KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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therookie

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#14 posted 1089 days ago

Thats a beautifal chest I love it

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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Roz

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#15 posted 1088 days ago

Thank you guys, I am glad you like my work.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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