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Project by Richard posted 174 days ago 2059 views 19 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A scrapwood chest made out of red oak, walnut, strips of Philiphine mahogany and other scraps I had laying about my workshop. I wanted to build a chest which resembled a old steamer trunk. If I had do do over again I would use more contrasting wood, and plane the wood down a little more to keep the weight off the chest.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 174 days ago

wow that is awesome, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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bugz

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#2 posted 174 days ago

Very nice chest, I built one with a curved top, but I really like your flat top design. The kids could get a piece of glass and use it for a coffee table. Thanks for the idea.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 174 days ago

Very nice. The extra hardware adds a nice touch.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#4 posted 174 days ago

Too good for scrap box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 174 days ago

Very nice work Richard !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#6 posted 174 days ago

Very nice. The contrasting woods look good.

-- Rick

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Roger

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#7 posted 174 days ago

This is a really nice chest. What are the dimensions? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 174 days ago

I like it. Nice scraps!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 174 days ago

Very classy looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#10 posted 174 days ago

Roger: You “stole” my question!

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#11 posted 174 days ago

Beautiful! great job.

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Richard

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#12 posted 173 days ago

The dimentions are 15 inches high 28 inches long and 18 inches deep. Thanks for all the kind comments, I will be donating this to a upcoming silent auction.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#13 posted 173 days ago

Beautiful Work!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#14 posted 173 days ago

Great looking chest. Well done.

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

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#15 posted 173 days ago

Fantastic, just love anything made from ”SCRAP”. Your choice of brass ironmongery is awesome & gives a timeless look.

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