|Project by BinghamtonEd||posted 05-10-2012 03:31 PM||1378 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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.