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A Wedding Hope Chest

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Project by Alan Young posted 02-25-2013 03:05 PM 973 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made as wedding gift for my son and his new bride, this hope chest is made from solid walnut, and sapele, with veneers of anigre and walnut. The interior is lined with aromatic cedar. The design reflects a theme of “The Two shall become One.”
A photograph of the couple taken on their wedding day is inset into the lid-and can be seen when the lid is opened. Gilded inset carvings frame the photograph.

The top is solid Sapele with breadboard ends..

A shop made brass bracket props the lid open.

Thanks for looking.-Alan





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 03:09 PM

Very beautiful piece,Alan! I love it!! What a great present for the new couple!!!!!!!!!

Nice design and great execution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 03:11 PM

Simply gorgeous

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

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 04:38 PM

Wonderful gift!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Retsof

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 04:39 PM

I like your shop made lid support. That looks really sturdy.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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Kaleb the Swede

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 04:50 PM

Perfect clean lines. Really amazing sense of details, the lids are great. Nice job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#6 posted 02-25-2013 04:55 PM

very Impressive ,I like everything about it.

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#7 posted 02-25-2013 08:03 PM

I saw your design theme before I read your description. Proof to me that it was artfully executed.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 02-26-2013 02:17 AM

That is unique and beautiful. You nailed the 2 shall become 1 theme perfectly!

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

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#9 posted 02-26-2013 02:38 AM

what a beautiful hope chest, everyone here has called it as it is, they will always love this gift from you…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Alan Young

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#10 posted 02-26-2013 03:17 AM

Thank you all!

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