medium sized sea chest

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Project by Paul Sipos posted 01-03-2012 02:10 AM 2979 views 20 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here it is finally! I just got it done today and took these pictures. My daughter loves it. I made the tray this morning. It is mostly all cherry, except for a few pieces. Torch burned, stained w Minwax red mohagany, and waxed w 3M show quality car wax and rubbed with a soft cloth. It took me a span of two weeks to build it. I wrote down diagrams, notes, and dimensions if anybody wants to try building one.


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#1 posted 01-03-2012 02:23 AM

So nice a really cool chest.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 02:26 AM

Nice Work! I like how you aged this piece. Very sharp looking!

-- 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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#3 posted 01-03-2012 02:47 AM

Just great work and looks on this piece….nice job!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 03:36 AM

I would really like to try to build one of these. This is an amazing chest. Great work. message me if possible.

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 04:05 AM

This is a lovely looking chest of which you can be very proud. Well done.. looks great!


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#6 posted 01-03-2012 06:28 AM

Great job, if you could please message me your notes so that i may try a go at building it that would be great. Thanks.

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 11:26 AM

Very nicely aged, great stuff !

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#8 posted 01-03-2012 08:23 PM

That is an amazing looking chest – I appreciate if you could message me your notes

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#9 posted 01-04-2012 12:06 AM

Fascinating, hey all the better words were used. Except for being clean and waxed it even looks old. Looks like reclaimed wood with well placed defects, as if it was battered around in handling. I for another one would like to see your notes, diagrams, and dimensions. Might never get built by me, but I would like to see just how you approach something like this. You obviously have developed this style with much time and effort.

By the way, are you going to tell your daughter you still have to rub dirt into it and wack it with a shovel a few times?

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#10 posted 01-04-2012 06:33 AM

totally amazing job you did. Looks like it just got dug up out of the sand and should have treasure in it. great job. My wife will want me to make one if she sees it…...

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#11 posted 01-09-2012 05:01 PM

I absolutely love this. I have been wanting to make something like this for my son. He is big into treasure chest and the like. Thanks for inspiration to actually do it..

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#12 posted 02-29-2012 05:40 AM

Looks good. Looks like yiou spent a little more time that I did. My instructions were fast and cheap for a school display ;-))

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

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