poplar chest

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Project by randy hudon posted 07-25-2013 06:31 AM 1370 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a chest made from solid poplar I built for my brother.finished with 9 coats of toung oil and hand rubbed finish

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#1 posted 07-25-2013 07:10 AM

Nice work, pity there is only six photos to display its work.

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 07-25-2013 08:07 AM

Very nice work

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

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 08:13 AM

Nice work, I’m sure he’ll love it.

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

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#4 posted 07-25-2013 09:48 AM

Looks great, very well executed. Ya know, I think poplar has gotten a bum rap over the years. Like any wood, match the grain and use the best finish, and it can look great on anything.

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#5 posted 07-25-2013 12:43 PM

Beautiful design an finish on that chest!!

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

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#6 posted 07-25-2013 01:03 PM

I like working with poplar. Great colors. Nicely done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 02:39 PM

Great Box! love working with Poplar and Birch, just picked up a load of Birch to make my work bench, someday?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 07-25-2013 03:35 PM

Very nice chest, the raised panel in the top looks great…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 07-25-2013 07:24 PM

I too like the raised panel lid.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#10 posted 07-26-2013 01:22 AM

Randy, built a tool chest from poplar and love all the colors. Glad you didn’t paint it, the finish shows the great workmanship you’ve put in. Nice job.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#11 posted 07-26-2013 02:33 AM

Great job on the chest. Poplar has a lot of character.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 07-26-2013 08:43 PM

Excellent work! You brought out the beauty of the wood. Great design and finish.

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