simple treasure box

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Project by Paul Sipos posted 09-01-2012 09:32 PM 1255 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some scrap pieces to get rid of, so I made this small chest. The bottom is solid cherry, the top ribs are cherry & the top boards are black walnut. Handles are carved w/ finger holds and glue to the sides. The leather straps came from and old horse bridle I was given & I cut them to size and worked in some mink oil to preserve the leather. Then I used black hand hammered carpet tacks to secure them. I made three more like this one but the others have small rope handles. I burned the outside with propane, then used old motor oil for stain to get the old “black” look.


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#1 posted 09-01-2012 10:07 PM

Very creative craftsmanship, rather artsy.

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#2 posted 09-01-2012 10:08 PM

I like it. Just my style.

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#3 posted 09-01-2012 10:24 PM

Nice chest!!
Aye,Aye, maties. Where’s me gold?????

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#4 posted 09-02-2012 02:24 AM

You make this look really nice.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-02-2012 06:59 PM

Great rustic look. I like it enough to build one. The color is awesome! Great work and great idea! Thanks for posting.



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#6 posted 09-03-2012 12:46 AM

Just a wonderful chest, very creative for the stain also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 09-23-2012 01:06 PM

Sold last weekend!


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