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A Wedding Hope Chest

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Project by Alan Young posted 520 days ago 897 views 0 times 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 520 days ago

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 520 days ago

Simply gorgeous

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Charles Maxwell

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#3 posted 520 days ago

Wonderful gift!

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

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Retsof

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#4 posted 520 days ago

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 520 days ago

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

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 520 days ago

very Impressive ,I like everything about it.

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muleskinner

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#7 posted 520 days ago

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 519 days ago

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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grizzman

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#9 posted 519 days ago

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 519 days ago

Thank you all!

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