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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.