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Looking for Ideas for a Hope Chest Build

by John's Woodshop
posted 848 days ago


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David Craig

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#1 posted 848 days ago

If you are looking for inspiration, this one might help.

Your daughter will be a very happy camper, no matter what you come up with :)

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 848 days ago

I am just about done with this paneled hope chest that I am building for my daughter’s wedding this summer.
Its a fun project if you like mortise and tenon joints. :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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John's Woodshop

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#3 posted 848 days ago

Dave and Wayne,

Thanks for those ideas. Keep em coming.

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Don W

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#4 posted 848 days ago

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bandit571

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#5 posted 848 days ago

Let’s see IF this shows up:

I have two other chests in my project gallery, if you want to take a look…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Willeh

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#6 posted 848 days ago

Here’s one I made for my wife a few years back to provide some inspiration:

Click for details

Good luck, looking forward to see what route you take and how it turns out!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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Bob Kollman

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#7 posted 848 days ago

John, just remember to make the insisde cedar and cherry is always good for the outside. No ideas today…..:( Kettle Moraine has had some excellent cherry in common stock lately for 2 bucks a BF!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 848 days ago

Search projects on this website and you should get as good of ideas as you could hope for. These are some of the best woodworkers on the planet.

-- 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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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 848 days ago

there are dozens of pages of projects that come up when you search “chest” on the projects page… that will keep you busy for a while.

In the end, I wanted to go with a proven and bug free design that many others had built, so I chose the NYWS blanket chest and will modify it slightly for my thicker stock.

I’m blogging about it here....

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 848 days ago

Any project would be good for her.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jim Finn

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#11 posted 846 days ago

This is what I make of cedar.

-- In God We Trust

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ducky911

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#12 posted 846 days ago

I built this one a few years ago and i am in the middle of another one.

http://www.plansnow.com/blchest.html

Plans have good detail

I used cherry…my gradkids will be fight over these some day.

Bob

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DKV

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#13 posted 846 days ago

Snowy River, beautiful chest. John, have you asked your daughter what look she likes? I know that when my wife asked me to make a bench for the end of our bed it was a good thing I asked for examples of the look she wanted. What I envisioned and what she was thinking weren’t even close. I can almost guarantee you your daughter has an opinion on the subject. Of course then you’re under pressure to build it “just like the picture”. Just my thoughts…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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derosa

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#14 posted 846 days ago

I like these two, both put out by fine woodworking.

I assume they have them available online through their website. If you can’t find them I should be able to find my copies and mail them out.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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John's Woodshop

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#15 posted 845 days ago

Thanks for all the input. I will sit down with my Daughter and show her this thread and see if any of them tickle her fancy.

Thanks again!
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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John's Woodshop

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#16 posted 844 days ago

Well,

I had her check out the thread and she likes this one:

She said she liked the panels and especially the color shade! So, it looks like a frame and panel Hope Chest has won out. I really thought she would want something fancier.

Thanks again for the input and suggestions!
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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knotscott

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#17 posted 844 days ago

I built this one for my oldest daughter’s HS graduation in 2007.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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John's Woodshop

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#18 posted 844 days ago

knotscott

Did you use plans or did you wing it?

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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