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Fitting a beautiful old birdseye pine chest with a cedar lining

963 days ago by skeezaroonie | 2 comments »

We recently ran into a remarkable old chest at an estate sale. I fell in love with it immediately for the birdseye figure of the panels. At the time I thought it was a nice older veneered piece only to find out once we brought it home that it was not veneer but solid birdseye pine planks. I’ve only seen birdseye pine once before, in a restored lobby of an old east Texas hotel. The entire lobby & stairwell were built from highly figured longleaf pine. The story is that the carpenter who built it around the turn of the century went into the east Texas piney woods and chose the trees that would be made into the lumber for the project. I sure wish I could remember just what tow...

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