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Project by Robertd posted 06-03-2012 02:50 PM 2098 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wedding gift I made for my daughter. There is a story to this. I work in a hospital. A few years back they remodled some patient units. They gutted the floors, all the hallways had oak rails 1 1/2’thick x 8” wide. I snatched up a bunch of them and brought them home. This chest was made from them. Even the panels are solid 1/4” oak made from the rails.

Bob D





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Ryan Haasen

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 03:08 PM

That is a beautiful chest!

-- Ryan

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Dale

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 04:56 PM

Excellent job and great use of the discarded oak. Did you work from plans.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Robertd

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#3 posted 06-03-2012 05:31 PM

Yes I got the plans from one of my magazines, can’t seem to remember which one.

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Michael Wilson

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#4 posted 06-03-2012 06:14 PM

Good Lord that’s a beautiful box.

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#5 posted 06-03-2012 07:38 PM

Looks great Bob what a super gift and a good save on the material too.

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#6 posted 06-03-2012 08:01 PM

Great. Your daughter should be really proud of it.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#7 posted 06-03-2012 09:23 PM

Good salvage. VERY nice chest.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#8 posted 06-04-2012 12:07 AM

Gorgeous! Nice salvage. What is the strapping made from?

-- That hoopy frood really knows where his towel is.

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Robertd

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#9 posted 06-04-2012 12:37 AM

The strapping is walnut

Bob D

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 06-04-2012 01:16 AM

A beautiful chest made all the better by coming from recycled material. I really think the walnut strapping was a good design feature and goes very well with the oak.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 06-04-2012 02:06 AM

Now that’s a gift; something I’m sure she’ll keep forever and pass down – really nice looking.

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#12 posted 06-04-2012 04:03 AM

verry nice love it

-- Victor,Iowa,

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#13 posted 06-06-2012 11:23 PM

Wow, Great Job!

-- Guy,PEI

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#14 posted 11-06-2012 12:30 PM

Awesome project, beautiful job. If you remember the magazine the plans came from I would love to know. I have someone who wants a chest and would really love to see the plans. Thanks Rick….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#15 posted 04-19-2013 08:22 PM

Yes, awesome job! Nice background on the wood too.

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