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All Wood Construction Padauk Chest

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Project by Elwood89 posted 09-10-2012 02:21 PM 1718 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chest is the same design (but larger) that I used in my Antique Hall Tree. It is all wood construction (except for the hinges). The finish is teak oil.

I was a little concerned that the bright reds of the Padauk would be too much. But this wood is beautiful and and the sap wood provides a good balance and tones down the overall piece.

-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com





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woodworm

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 03:52 PM

That’s a beautiful trunk. First class work. I like the color contrast of the lumber present on all sides of the trunk!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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AKSteve

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 03:55 PM

That is Beautiful ! I have a love/hate relationship going on with that wood right now! nice work!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-10-2012 04:08 PM

Great use of sap wood for accents. Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 09-10-2012 08:41 PM

That is nice I like the design could also

be a nice coffee table

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Roger

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 10:08 AM

Yes it is very nice. Nice contrasts with the sapwood there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Woodfix

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#6 posted 09-13-2012 07:45 AM

Fantastic. Love the colour distribution. Very sturdy construction, and stylish as well. It will look good anywhere.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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TimWood

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#7 posted 09-13-2012 12:05 PM

Beautiful chest! I love Padauk…lots of red dust….I hope you have dust collection.

-- Tim Harrelson

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