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Black Walnut and Spalted Elm Blanket Chest

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Project by bdft posted 01-15-2013 03:45 PM 2861 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Birthday gift for my wife, the legs and top are from the darkest black walnut I’ve seen no dye/stain was used, I can only imagine what it’ll look like after it ages a bit. Of course cedar lined with stay hinges, the finish is shellac.
My biggest “mistake” might be not filling the grain but we’ll see …..enjoy





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#1 posted 01-15-2013 03:48 PM

A really unique design and a fantastic gift,great job.

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 04:00 PM

Really nice great work!

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

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 04:39 PM

I like it

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 05:05 PM

Very nice. I especially like the curved legs and the shape of the panels.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 06:29 PM

Very Beautiful…... It will make the Wife very happy…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 06:38 PM

Beautiful piece, love the curves on the legs.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 08:51 PM

Very nice. I’m sure your wife loves it.. I’ve noticed that as walnut ages, it lightens up and takes on a warmer tone. Wait and you will see.

-- Ben in Va

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#8 posted 01-15-2013 09:15 PM

beautiful.nice work mate!

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 09:22 PM

Beautiful work. I’ll bet the pictures don’t do this piece justice.

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#10 posted 01-16-2013 12:59 AM

great job,i believe black walnut’s quickly my favorite wood.it’s a beautiful chest.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 01:54 AM

Quite eye-catching! I like the not too overstated details. The proportion of slope on the front panels and raised panels. A REALLY nice accomplishment.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 01-16-2013 02:13 AM

Beautiful wood combo. And the panel and leg shapes make yours unique. Great job.

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

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#13 posted 01-18-2013 10:37 PM

Everything about this chest is unique. Really nice project.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#14 posted 01-19-2013 10:38 PM

good work love the look of this chest legs are cool .

-- Preston H Kamloops BC Canada

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#15 posted 01-21-2013 03:12 AM

Jeepers. That’s awesome.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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