Small keepsake/treasure chests

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Project by Jpawmark posted 11-22-2012 05:40 AM 962 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all!
This is my 1st posting on LJ, although i have been lurking for some time now. Many talented people here ^^ This project is actually 4 small chests i put together for fun. The original was a wedding gift for a very good friend to keep wedding cards and a few small trinkets from the wedding stashed in. A memory box to protect some treasures(hence the treasure chest inspired shape). From that i decided to make a few variations. All of these are made from pine since i am out of work atm and cannot really dive into many hardwoods.

2 are stained and 3 coats of polyurethane while 2 just have the poly. One of them has some bamboo pressed into a frame on the front for decoration. They aren’t exactly perfect, but i considered these the breaking in stage, since i hadn’t really built anything more than a shelf in years.

Thanks for viewing ^^

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#1 posted 11-22-2012 06:10 AM

Great looking treasure chests

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-22-2012 11:44 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

Don’t just assume that because it’s pine it’s lower class. All wood can be the same, it’s passion and craftsmanship that makes the difference.

You did a good job on these.

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

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#3 posted 11-22-2012 01:02 PM

Welcome to the projects page and I agree with Monte on the passion and craftsmanship. You did a great job on these and I really like the “pressed in” bamboo on the front. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 11-22-2012 09:49 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I know its a start so I’m not gonna let all the impressive work on this site intimidate me. I’ll instead let it inspire me.

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#5 posted 11-23-2012 03:01 AM

Very Nice Indeed!! Thanks for Posting!


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#6 posted 11-24-2012 12:36 AM

check the above link if you’d like to see the level we all aspire to

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 11-24-2012 03:50 PM

Thanks Gary. that was worth the click lol

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