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Blue stained lodgpole pine chest

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Project by Richard posted 667 days ago 1638 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another chest made out of lodgepole pine from Idaho’s numerous beetle killed lodgpole trees, (which at this time are currently burning in our forests). Hopefully the fires will spare me a couple of trees for future projects. I do like the look of how nature adds its own colors to the wood.

I am donating this chest to charity. Nothing too fancy about the design since it is a rustic chest, but hopefully it will spark interest when filled with wine, jam and chocolates. On the last picture, Marley is standing guard from pesky squirels.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho





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rikgn

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#1 posted 667 days ago

I’m also an Idaho native and really like to look of the blue stained lodgepole pine. “Nice Job”

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UncleStumpy

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#2 posted 667 days ago

Rainbow Poplar will give you the same general look, purples and blues.
Love the design and give Marley a cookie!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 667 days ago

Love that wood. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 667 days ago

Love it!

If I may ask, what angle did you cut the top slats at?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#5 posted 667 days ago

This is a gr8 lookin chest. Really like it a lot

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

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Bags

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#6 posted 667 days ago

I like the chest – especially the top. What type of hinges did you use and who was your source?

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 667 days ago

Great looking chest, I also like to play with the beetle killed wood. Know what you mean about the burning,
Missoula, the valley of a thousand smokes, has been the recipient of the smoke, necessitating me wearing my
good shop particulate mask while building my deck. Looks like Marley has been protecting you for those
squirrels for a few years and knows he is appreciated. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 666 days ago

looking good with the wether stained wood

Dennis

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Richard

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#9 posted 666 days ago

Thanks for the compliments. the hinges were bought on ebay years ago, no idea what they are called and who I bought them from, but they work just fine.

The slats rests on a laminated wood ribs made by picking out a old steel wagon wheel rim and laminating several thin pieces of wood clamped to the steel wheel. (see the inside of the lid). Then I took some scrap wood and experiment on angles so the slats fit perfectly or darn near. There may be a math equation to figure out tangents and arc angles, but I am bad at math. So I experimented on the table saw until I got the correct angle.

Long story short, the lid is not perfect but it is adequate.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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