Restored/Repaired Cedar Chest

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Project by BinghamtonEd posted 812 days ago 1232 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cedar chest that my sister-in-law got from her grandfather. It has a lot of sentimental value to her. A fat friend of hers sat on the top and broke it. The top, trim, and strapping was badly damaged, missing pieces, etc, so it needed a new top. The first picture is the finish when I got it. It had been re-shellac’d a couple times. I built a new top, thicker than the old one (7/8” vs 1/2”), new trim, threw out the strapping. The pictures make it look like the top does not match the rest, but the colors match great when put in a normal interior lighting situation (not the cool white fluorescents I have in the garage). Finished with Minwax Polycrylic and wet sanded smooth. the “customer” was very happy when I presented her with this on Easter.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#1 posted 812 days ago

got it looking like new ,cedar pretty with a good finish like that, great job

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#2 posted 811 days ago

WOW, That looks brand spanking new, great job, that cedar is gorgeous and the finish is beautiful.

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

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#3 posted 143 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous, nice save!

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