Honey Locust Chest from reclaimed city tree

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Project by Richard posted 12-19-2012 04:50 AM 1069 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A round top keepsake chest made from a 1400 lb honey locust log. The tree came from one of our parks and my friend had a hard time loading it onto his mill. After sawing, stickering and nine months later under the Idaho sun, I got some decent boards. The ends of the boards had some cracks but that okay since they are burning in my shop stove as I write.

I like honey locust, it has a nice orange and yellow color to it. The wood dries fairly well and not to bad to work with. The old padlock is a working reproduction that can be found on Amazon for around 18 dollars.

The chest idea was “borrowed” from Pete Tevonian.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 05:13 AM

Very nice work Richard

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 09:07 AM

Nice story too! Need a cat in this one? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 09:41 AM

Just did some work with honey locust. I like it and it smells good too. Hard and heavy though.

Beautiful chest.

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

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 01:06 PM

A very kool treasure chest. Luv the looks o that Honey Locust, and those curved Walnut handles give it a very good look.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 03:13 PM

Lovely chest. Pirates will be eyeing on this one!

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