Cedar Treasure Box for Grandson's Birthday

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Project by FlyingMLB posted 07-09-2013 03:52 PM 1501 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me some ends and pieces from a new cedar fence thinking I might find a use for them. I’ve been slowly building treasure boxes for the grandchildren and I thought this cedar might just be the material for the next one. I’ve never made a rounded top before so I designed as I went. The finish is three coats of spar urethane lightly sanded between coats. Gabe thought it turned out just fine. I still have some cedar left so who knows what the next project will be.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 04:04 PM

This is a very nice box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 04:34 PM

Cool looking box!! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 10:39 PM

That’s a very nice Treasure chest you have made.

I made a box from Western Red Cedar scraps and produced much the same result, I think they were destined for the stove originally. I think it now has a place in his lounge room !

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 07-10-2013 11:00 AM

A very nice Treasure Chest…looks great.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 07-12-2013 02:17 PM

Very good looking and well crafted treasure box! Great design, like the rounded top. Very lucky grandson.

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