|Project by Bob A in NJ||posted 09-11-2008 02:31 AM||2321 views||15 times favorited||23 comments|
This is my 5th and last Hope Chest for awhile. This one is for my bride of 24 years. She’s been asking for one of these ever since we got married. Good thing she has a lot of patience! The last two were for my daughters. My bride gets the biggest and best one.
This is solid walnut construction with cherry dovetailed drawers. The bottom of the inside is lined with cedar. Solid brass handles and knobs. Been working on this since my “popped tendon” injury in April.
Finish is shellac washcoat, dark walnut gel stain and three coats of wipe on poly. I’m very happy with this one.
Size is 41” long, 23” deep and 26” tall. Again, I made the ogee bracket feet and coves on the table saw. This was a ton of fun to build. About 80 hours of weekends and evenings.
This design was inspried by The Barnes Blanket Chest earlier this year from Dan Welty. Thanks Dan!http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4653
Bob A Sept 10, 2008
-- Bob A in NJ