Lingerie and Jewelry Chest

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Project by MonkeyMan posted 05-22-2008 04:51 PM 1813 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve just joined LJ so I start out by posting my first “real” project that I completed in March of this year. Since the beginning of February I worked nights and weekends on this jewelry chest to give to my Mom for her 70th birthday. It’s made from some walnut that my Dad (deceased) rough cut over 25 years ago. I finished the project at 1AM the morning of her celebration and she loved it ! This was my first “real” woodworking project and I loved doing it ! I’m just getting started, but I’m hooked. Here’s a link to the project page of my web site if your interested in some of the details on the project experience.

-- Chris, The Kyserike Kraftsman -

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#1 posted 05-22-2008 05:01 PM

Very nice. I know what you mean about getting hooked, it is adictive. Looks like you are well on your way.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 05-22-2008 05:08 PM


This is a beautiful chest. Walnut is such a gorgeous wood. I am sure that your mother loves this piece.

Thanks for the post and the story behind it. I have often said that the story can be as important as the project itself. Using your father’s walnut simply adds to the sentimental value of the chest.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-22-2008 05:27 PM

Wondrful project, Chris.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-22-2008 05:30 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks ….

Beautiful Jewelry Chest yes ….very nice job ….Hope to see more from you in the future …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#5 posted 05-22-2008 07:37 PM

Very Very nice, welcome to LJ and looking forward to more of your projects.

-- Billp

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#6 posted 05-22-2008 10:40 PM

Hi Chris

You did a beautiful job on the jewelry chest. I am sure it made your Mom very happy. What makes it extra special is the wood it is made from. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-22-2008 10:44 PM

Awesome job on your project and great story about the timber used. I bet your mom is beaming with pride.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 05-22-2008 11:34 PM

That looks great! I really like to design and storage options.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 05-23-2008 02:45 AM

Thanks for all the wonderful comments …. it was fun to build … a good learning experience … and Mom love’s it .. shows it off to everyone that comes to the house.

-- Chris, The Kyserike Kraftsman -

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#10 posted 05-23-2008 03:08 AM

That’s quite a first effort. Nice job!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#11 posted 05-23-2008 04:24 AM

man…that is just amazing——especially as your first project…welcome to LJ’s!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 05-23-2008 07:26 AM

Nice story, beautiful project. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 05-23-2008 09:30 AM

Welcome to LJs. Great first project. The history of the wood must make it even more precious.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#14 posted 05-24-2008 05:24 PM

Simply beautiful.

-- Sam, Texas

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