African Walnut and Cherry Hope Chest for my wife.

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Project by Weekend_Carpenter posted 01-14-2013 09:49 AM 2084 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All, It’s been awhile since I posted. This was my first project working with rough cut lumber, and I absolutely loved it. This came from a woodworking plan with a few personal tweaks / improvements (to be honest inspired to creatively fix my goofs). It has danish oil on the main body, and several coats of gloss poly, finished with a satin. Anyways, please enjoy!

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 12:31 PM

Thats nice work….good 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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#2 posted 01-14-2013 03:48 PM

Nice work…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 06:52 PM

Very nice looking

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 02:27 AM

Very nice! That African Walnut looks just like American Black Walnut. I like the contrasting strips in your miters.

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

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 09:45 PM

Love the grain flow on the lid. Nice job!

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 10:57 PM

Thanks all for all the nice comments.
@kevinwstuart – yeah, the lid is actually 8 pieces total counting the edges.
Also here is the original woodworking plans
I bought them somewhere else, but I don’t remember where. This plan is the “Heirloom Hope Chest”.
Thanks again!

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