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The wood used to make this was once the roof parts of a barn. They are solid red oak and at least a couple hundred years old. I made this at the request of a friend. She was quite happy with it.
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#1 posted 12-17-2011 02:31 PM
Man you did a great job on this chest! This looks like it was made 100 years ago and that’s a compliment. The hardware you used just adds to the character of this chest. A very nice job!
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!
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#2 posted 12-17-2011 02:55 PM
Very cool, I love the character of that chest, that’s gonna become a family heirloom….
-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"
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#3 posted 12-17-2011 05:37 PM
Welcome to Lumberjocks, the chest definitely has that solid rustic look to it, like it is as old as the wood youmade it from, and like it will be around for many more years. Thank you for sharing.
-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter
#4 posted 12-18-2011 03:38 PM
What are the dimensions of the box?
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#5 posted 12-24-2011 04:15 PM
looks fine there mate. i,m a wood recycler to….t have torn down some old tobacco barns…wellthe wood has been cured thats for sure. the old pine looks like oak from years of curing
-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.
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#6 posted 01-09-2012 06:20 AM
I love your chests. There’s something about a rough look that make me think if you accidently dent it … it don’t matter, it will still look great! It’s the ware on it that makes it a fine piece!
-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!
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#7 posted 01-09-2012 07:21 AM
Another rustic winner.
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