silver chest

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Project by dclark1943 posted 824 days ago 942 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was commissioned by a lady who had 5 sets of silverware and wanted a special cabinet to store them. She is a big fan of Tell City and wanted this cabinet built and finished to match the rest of her Tell City furniture. It stands about 40’ and is made of maple. The drawers and interior are made of Beech wood and the finish is Andover maple with several coats of lacquer that were “toned” to provide the match. The knife panel attached to the bottom of the cover will get completely wrapped with a special silverware cloth (I guess it retards tarnishing). For a project that was designed at her dining room table, I think she got the proportions and styling “right on” It was a fun project to make and she was just giddy when she came to pick it up; and that is what makes it rewarding to do commission work.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 824 days ago

That is really nice work! The drawers look fantastic!

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#2 posted 824 days ago

That is one gorgeous chest. It looks like it came from one of the finest furniture stores!!...No better than is hand crafted!! I love it!!

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#3 posted 823 days ago

Superb. A fine piece of furniture and great Craftsmanship! Give us more!


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#4 posted 823 days ago

I think that this piece is very nice. It’s very quaint and well done.


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#5 posted 822 days ago

that is very impressive. it’d like to see it in the room how it goes with everything. i believe you! it’d just be an extra level of “WOW”.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#6 posted 811 days ago

Nice siver chest!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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