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Mahogany Campaign Chest

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Project by Woodbuster1 posted 02-19-2014 07:28 PM 1743 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a small chest I recently finished. The sides are mahogany, the bottom is cedar and the top panel is book matched ziricote. I rubbed out the polyurethane finish with steel wool and wax. The style of the box reminds me of campaign furniture.

Thanks for looking.





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#1 posted 02-19-2014 07:57 PM

Looks great! I definitely love the ziricote!

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 08:13 PM

great looking box!

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 08:18 PM

Thanks, guys. I forgot to mention that I used an unusual type of dovetail at the bottom to hide the groove for the bottom. See it?

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bake

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 09:14 PM

it is a bit campaignesque.
Very nice.

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 09:54 PM

Looks like you know how to bust up some wood there! ;)

Nice! Especially the book matched top. It goes well with the mahogany.

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 10:09 PM

Great box!

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 10:58 PM

Yah i see it! is that a Mitered dovetail on the bottom? Were these hand cut?

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#8 posted 02-19-2014 11:03 PM

Yes, that is what it is called. I forgot. I did cut the dovetails by hand. So far I’ve cut all the dovetails in my projects by hand.

Thanks everybody for the kind comments.

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#9 posted 02-19-2014 11:50 PM

Great looking chest

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#10 posted 02-20-2014 06:24 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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#11 posted 02-20-2014 06:46 AM

An inside mitered dovetail, as you finished with a standard type. Not seen that before, interesting. Nice job on the chest!

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#12 posted 02-20-2014 01:25 PM

great looking chest.

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#13 posted 02-20-2014 05:44 PM

Subtle and elegant. I like the corner hardware, restrained, less-is-more.

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#14 posted 02-26-2014 02:38 PM

It’s beautiful, the top is gorgeous with mahogany and those joints are impressive. Great work!

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#15 posted 04-13-2014 01:36 AM

Beautiful and striking. Great workmanship!

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