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Looking for Ideas for a Hope Chest Build

by John's Woodshop
posted 04-04-2012 12:41 PM


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David Craig

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 12:48 PM

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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#2 posted 04-04-2012 01:01 PM

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 04-04-2012 01:08 PM

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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#4 posted 04-04-2012 01:46 PM

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 02:08 PM

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 04-04-2012 02:15 PM

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 04-04-2012 03:58 PM

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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#8 posted 04-04-2012 04:07 PM

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.

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 05:22 PM

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 04-04-2012 09:57 PM

Any project would be good for her.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 04-06-2012 08:24 PM

This is what I make of cedar.

-- In God We Trust

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#12 posted 04-07-2012 12:57 AM

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 04-07-2012 01:41 AM

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…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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derosa

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#14 posted 04-07-2012 04:09 AM

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 04-07-2012 12:39 PM

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 04-08-2012 02:05 PM

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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#17 posted 04-08-2012 03:46 PM

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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#18 posted 04-08-2012 06:01 PM

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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