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Project by luv2learn posted 867 days ago 1516 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What to get my wife for Christmas, that was the question! Solution, making her a sewing chest to keep all of her sewing notions in. She had several little plastic boxes of notions stuck in the closet. Every time she wanted to make something she had to collect all her little boxes of stuff together.

There are no plans for this, I just made it up as I went (it’s much harder doing it that way, and slower too). The chest is approximately 14”W x 17”H x 12”Deep. I took an inventory of available material in my shop and then went to work. I used a combination of Maple and Walnut.

I just wanted to post this lest you all began to think that everything I build is just for me :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





11 comments so far

#1 posted 867 days ago

Very cool

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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#2 posted 867 days ago

Cool design ,this turned out well. i bet your wife love it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Gabe C.

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#3 posted 867 days ago

I like it. I get sidetracked every time that I see something that I think would be a great project to make for my gal. This one could be the next on the list. Thanks for posting!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#4 posted 867 days ago

I like it, beautiful and functional

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 867 days ago

Wonderful looking chest. Sure hope my wife doesn’t see this or I will have to attempt to make one.

Beautiful job.

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#6 posted 867 days ago

Really, really nice. My wife doesn’t sew, but my mom is still an avid quilter. Although I don’t know if my current skill level would get that done in time for mother’s day!

-- Nat, UPstate NY, http://www.cordlessimpactdriverhq.com/

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#7 posted 867 days ago

Great looking sewing chest, a homemade gift trumps a store bought one every time.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 867 days ago

Great job!! Like the design. I am sure my wife will want one.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 867 days ago

Thanks ya’ll for the kind comments. Helkat, you can build most of this project on the table saw with a dado blade.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 867 days ago

this is saweeeeeeet i got a friend who sews and he would love this.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 866 days ago

A very nice sewing box. I bet she is happy that all of stuff is in one place now.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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