pine dovetailed chest

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Project by Sawdust posted 01-23-2012 03:07 AM 1672 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this chest from furniture grade pine for a friend who has been restoring a 120 plus years old log cabin on his family’s property. Chest is used as a low table in front of the fireplace and sofa. Front, back, and sides are joined with through dovetails, top and base edges are a simple bevel. I made a lift out tray with dividers to sit inside the chest.

Finish is a very light cherry stain over blond shellac base coat, then several coats of Maloof hand applied oil finish.

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 03:18 AM

Good looking box, nice project!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 03:24 AM

That is beautiful, and even better seeing in place in the last photo.

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 03:57 AM

Beautiful chest great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 04:00 AM

Beautiful chest.

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 05:05 AM

Great project. I especially like the “warm” color. It would look right at home in that cabin. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 02:13 PM

that’s a nice finish on a nice chest.they say pine is a wood that don’t finish well i’d say you proved that wrong

-- Jesus is ok with me

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