Six Board Pine Chests

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Project by matts_dad posted 12-06-2012 12:35 AM 2098 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two six board pine chests I made as gifts.

The first (light pine color) was built in a traditional early colonial design with a cross leaf branch carved in the front.
The second (brown color) looks somewhat like a sea chest in its shape. Simple ship lapped joints attached the corners before inserting pegs and rounding them off.

I like the knots showing on the top of the first, but I was surprised that its ‘blonde’ color did not hi-light the carving of the front. Perhaps I should have made the carving deeper and bolder, or perhaps painted the indentations of the simple carving.

The roundness of the corners of the second chest seem pleasing, but the color of the stain seems to blend out the effect of what I thought were well selected knots (not enough contrast).

My opinion is that a contrasting carving or well placed knots are needed to add interest to these simple 6 sided boxes.

-- Barry

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 12:59 AM

Great chests, I am sure they will be passed down

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

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 01:00 AM

I like it Barry super good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 01:35 AM

Well done! I like the idea of these smaller chests, as they may fit it more places than their bigger cousins.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 02:35 AM

I think the appreciation will come in time from many viewings and from age. Things will settle down in colour and mind. You did well with the first look.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 03:43 AM

Simple solid build

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 02:26 PM

Very nice!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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