|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-02-2014 03:21 PM||1834 views||4 times favorited||19 comments|
About a month and a half ago, I finished and presented a hope chest using all reclaimed wood to a family who gave it to their daughter for her 18th birthday.
A few days after that I was contacted by one of their friends who wanted me to build an exact duplicate for the same reason!
This one went a tad easier as I already have all the dimensions and knew what to do and what not to do in the process – like waiting until after the chest has been stained and finished before I lined it with the cedar (no taping needed!)
This looks pretty much like the first one – all reclaimed poplar from palettes with a cedar lining.
I used my CNC Router to do most of the carving in the lid and finished with some chisels and carving tools.
I used a combo of darker stains and dark gray latex paint to get the aged look I was after, then sealed it with a thinned wipe-on poly. After drying, I finished it with four coats of shellac applied with my HVLP Gun.
The chest was picked up yesterday and the new owner seemed pleased with it – that’s what matters the most!
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