Pine Chest

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Project by Steelwinky posted 02-10-2007 10:44 PM 2295 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You wanted it, well here it is. My first project post on Lumberjocks. This chest was built for my brother. He is in the Coast Guard and wanted a box to store his assorted paraphernalia that he collects on his voyages. The box is all pine, and was built to take a few bumps and bounces along the way. It was not built to win any beauty contests, but it turned out cool. It will withstand an accidental fall here and there, or that was the plan. You will notice a few varnish runs on the front. That was due to impatience and temperature problems I had. But it added to the overall look I think. I used an entire gallon of varnish on this chest. The stickman on the inside of the box is my new “trademark” that will be burned into my projects.

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#1 posted 02-10-2007 11:42 PM

That is pretty cool!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 02-11-2007 01:25 AM

Real nice, the decoupage on the top adds to it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 02-11-2007 02:41 AM

Well for being a soft wood, that trunk looks very sturdy. See? Now that wasn’t so hard was it?

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#4 posted 02-11-2007 02:46 AM

Hi Steelwinky;
—-looks like you achieved your goal of a ‘cool’ pine chest!

I like pine myself also and find it to be a very good wood to work with, its just that so much of the buying public has been sold the idea that the hardwoods and exotics are better….

Like your choice of varnish also as I find this to be a very stable finish for pine, by the way is it spar varnish?

And good also having a ‘stickman’ for a trademark, NOW you’ve went and burned yourself a niche in the wood, ‘that is you’.....


-- --frank, NH,

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#5 posted 02-11-2007 07:36 AM

a true treasure chest!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 02-11-2007 11:38 PM

Yep, that’s what I was thinking – a Pirate’s Treasure Chest. I would call this a successful project, Mate.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 02-12-2007 05:12 AM

Great project! I like your sickman burned inside the lid. Your brother will really enjoy this chest. My Dad was in the Coast Guard and I was in the Navy so this project strikes a certain maritime chord! Very cool first project.


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