|Forum topic by EGA||posted 12-18-2007 01:20 AM||1589 views||0 times favorited||33 replies|
12-18-2007 01:20 AM
Guess this is the way a new member does it, if not I know I will be squared away by a few. Hope I’m not out of line. I posted an ole hope chest that I did for my daughter over 20 years ago. It’s juniper wood, which is a tree that look’s like the red cedar and smells like it also. The juniper is a light brown color, as shown in the pictures, the tree likes the swamps and will now grow on dry land. I carved the rope’s that looks as if they are pulled tight into a package, all the sides are rounded.
The poor thing has been through two divorces and two kids which are in their late teens. Up close the signs of the times can be seen. The lid and the sliding drawer plus the bottom is lined with red cedar.
I have over the years built most of my furniture, carved and woodburned most everything in our house.
M/Sgt Ret. U.S.M.C. Viet Nam Veteran
Thanks for having me, Semper Fi!
Was kind of a dummy when I first made this post, new site and brain kinda got befuddled (if that’s a word),