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Pine/Bamboo Chest #2

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Project by gfadvm posted 542 days ago 1496 views 2 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chest is basically the same as the one I posted about 10 days ago with what I think is a big improvement: The “frame” is made from 1 1/4” stock rather than the 5/8” used for the first one. I figured that I have 2 granddaughters moving into their own rooms in their new house soon (I hope) so I needed 2 chests! The story behind the frame stock bears telling. When we built their first house we bought 2 bundles of that reject lumber from Lowes. This stock is the reject (too warped,twisted,crappy) from the reject bundles! Finished with shellac like #1.

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





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 542 days ago

A side by side comparison of the pair. (#2 on the left)

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

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#2 posted 542 days ago

I always like reject lumber. Love your design on these. The wooden drawer slides look great. I do like the thicker stock better. Love the bamboo. Lucky granddaughters.

PS – I have that piece of mesquite sitting here. I am trying to decide how I want to cut it up.

-- 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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#3 posted 542 days ago

A nice pair, Andy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 542 days ago

Beautiful work, Sir! I likewise like the heavier stock the better.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#5 posted 542 days ago

Very cool Great job,seems like Benji had a similar design on the side of his chest. Two great minds…

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#6 posted 542 days ago

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#7 posted 542 days ago

definutly a good decision on the bigger stock. Love it. Make me one lol

-- mike c

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#8 posted 542 days ago

this is a real pic from when i was a kid in north dakota 20 foot drifts and 30 ft poles

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#9 posted 542 days ago

north dakota don’t ya know

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#10 posted 542 days ago

Beautiful chest Andy, I also prefer the thicker stock. I would never have though it but the pine and bamboo really go good together. Lucky grandkids!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#11 posted 542 days ago

You really do have a big pair of…..
Chests!!!
Yup, the thicker stock was/is that way to go!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 542 days ago

Well done Andy…..great that you could use up that twisted crappy material that nobody else wanted…Nice adjustment on the plans…...I’m building a version 2 of a project right now myself…...always leaning….

Looks great – lucky grand-daughters…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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vonhagen

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#13 posted 542 days ago

andy ur the best, great job on the dressers i am sorry about my comments about the pic of mine but people sometimes forget where i grew up.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#14 posted 542 days ago

That chest is great Andy…Those lucky grandkids will have a heirloom piece with the treasured fact that grandpa made them…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#15 posted 542 days ago

A1Jim- Benji is the great mind. I just made a poor copy!

Blaine- Did a loy of livestock get electrocuted when this happened?

Thanks to all of you for the kind words. I like the thicker stock better. Hopefully, the girls won’t notice they’re not identical!

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

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