Cedar Chest

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 11-26-2012 06:16 PM 1726 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cedar chest was made with 3/4” plywood with cedar veneer I made by resawing aromatic cedar and contact cementing it to the plywood. The trim pieces and handles are made of walnut. The inside is left unfinished to get the cedar scent. The pegs on the corners are pine. The exterior is finished with sanding sealer and lacquer, 2 sprayed coats each. The project if for a fund-raising silent auction for a county gardener program I’m involved in.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 06:27 PM

Everything is better with Cedar! Like the wood combination.

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

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 06:40 PM

Wonderful chest Randy a real beauty.

-- Custom furniture

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Ethan Harris

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 07:23 PM

Need to get me some cedar. Very nicely done.

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 07:49 PM

That is really a sweet chest, Randy!! I love the grain you captured in that veneer!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 08:11 PM

Physically attractive project!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 09:18 PM

That is a beautiful chest, nice work!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 09:40 PM

Ever pleasant to the eyes !!!

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#8 posted 11-26-2012 11:14 PM

Love it. A real eye-catcher.

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

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 12:29 AM

The sapwood and heart wood works very well. It is a nice change from the solid red cedar.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#10 posted 11-27-2012 02:02 AM

Now that is a real cedar chest! Bet it sells well.

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

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#11 posted 11-27-2012 03:56 AM

Got a cedar chest on my to-do list…if it turns out half that well i will be tickled pink!!! Nice job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 11-27-2012 04:18 AM

beautiful cedar chest,like the walnut too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 11-27-2012 04:28 AM

A really striking piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#14 posted 11-27-2012 03:46 PM

Well done sir, and for such a good cause too.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#15 posted 11-27-2012 07:32 PM

Very attractive! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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